Is My Writing Useless Rubbish?
Why make a new New Year Resolution? What was wrong with the old one? Didn’t last years work?
I suggest there was nothing wrong with it. The fault lay with you. The old one was still ok you just decided you wanted a new one.
This is happening too often these days. If your neighbour gets a new one you want one too.
What Has Gone Wrong?
Not only with broken resolutions it is the whole commercial system. We have become a throwaway society. If it does not work do not try and fix it, toss it out. If our neighbour has one, we want one too, whether it is necessary or just because it is the flavour of the month, fashions in thing. “I can’t wear that, it is last year’s colour.” “It will still protect you from the weather, but send it to the opp shop ( an opportunity shop that gives the profits to charity) some person will need it that has no big ego.”
It is not always just the ego that motivates this behaviour. It is peer pressure and constant advertising. Also not your fault entirely because things are made cheaply these days, but not to last. How can you fix it if you need special tools, or they are sealed and have to be broken into to get at worn or faulty parts? With the materials, technology and know-how we have today most machines could be manufactured to last our life time.
The problem is what would happen to all the people working in advertising and production jobs. It would affect every one’s job, no one would be safe. Politicians would have a major disaster on their hands to fix the economy. Only a major world war could get things up and percolating. There is something radically wrong with the capitalist system. How can we protect the ecosystem, the complex biological network of organisms and their environment? The big multinational businesses are designed to make a profit and the men who are running them are out of a job if the company is not paying a dividend.
I don’t think it will directly come to a world war. We like our status symbols, T shirts with the brand name vividly shown on them. I remember back when a firm gave you an item of clothing if it had them advertised on it. Now celebrities are given them and paid to wear them and all the sheep follow.
I will not make a New Year’s resolution the old ones have serve me well.
If I don’t need it, I will not buy it.
Be careful of how much processed food I eat. Balanced food intake with how much exercise I do.
Try to stay on my unitarian ethical path to improve my understanding of this wondrous world.