October 11, 2007

Human not-so Kind

Filed under: Angry, My Life — happychick @ 6.38p10

We’re quite uncivilized, aren’t we? The human race. We’re the most evolved, top of the food chain, the most advanced life form that we know of.

And yet, we’re becoming… well, appalling. The once clear-cut line between what’s right and what’s wrong has become blurred- repeat offenders get off scott-free, while innocent people suffer and taxpayers lose money to insane government schemes…

It’s nobodies fault. Not really. Times change. The conservatives are “old-fashioned” but forward thinkers are “hippies” and “yobbos”- you’ve got hard workers who are “job obsessed” and those who take a more laid-back approach are “doll bludgers”… I think it all comes down to our complete inability to strike a balance.

I’m by no means a role model. Not that I should be expected to be, at this time in my life.

A state of equilibrium is hard to find. We work hard, so as to provide for the here and now, as well as saving for a future that may never come. We’re told to relax more and so spend months and months of painful budgeting and stressful hours of phone calls trying to plan “relaxing” holidays…

The world is getting worse by the day. Australia is probably the best country in the world and our daily news is littered with the wrongdoings of our fellow Aussies, of our politicians, of our government… There are traffic collisions every other moment, deaths left right and centre, murders, rapes… I’m not saying these things weren’t happening twenty years ago, but now… it’s gone from bad to worse. I’d hate to think of the poor Iraqi people and what they’re going through, or the Americans with constant shootings and bad TV…

I just don’t have that much faith in human kind anymore. I can’t trust my neighbors, the girls I live with, the people I meet at the bus stop… I don’t like the world as it is, and yet, we’re all powerless to stop it.

I only wish I was around in the 80s… those would’ve been the days, right?



  1. Is that your Libran nature coming out? Going on about how society needs an equilibrium….:)
    I totally agree with you though, the world’s gone through times of extremes, and I think we’re coming to the point where that needs to stop, and we need balance, to put it simply. That and people need to stop bullshitting.
    I have to say that I don’t think we’re powerless to the sucky world though. It’s all about being the change, IMHO, and you in turn influence people through that.
    And on another note, happy belated birthday, hope it was kickass for you!
    We also need to chat again soon, about many things, but mostly just to chat in general!

    Comment by Shona — October 17, 2007 @ 6.38p10

    • You need to stop bullshitting too.

      Comment by Anonymous — April 16, 2011 @ 6.38p04

  2. The only problem with living in the good old days…..there was no air conditioning. We had to drive 4 miles to get the mail. I would go entire summers without seeing any of my classmates unless they attended the same church. The only violence I ever had to worry about was if my own mother was gonna beat my ass so bad I’d wish I was dead.

    Quite frankly I am frightened for my grand and great grandchildren growing up in this world. But you know what? I bet my g/ma said the same thing.

    Comment by Sandra — October 31, 2007 @ 6.38p10

  3. You’re not the only who has problems with mankind. But that doesn’t mean I like you, Ashleigh. And so, you’re an example of a person who I loathe.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 2, 2011 @ 6.38p05

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