knotwindy wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:33 pm
It’s probably going to be quite difficult to find a silver lining when as a race we have ‘jumped the shark’ (passed a tipping point) and there are almost 8 billion folks half of which are below average. Good luck with that, really hope you find a way and share it.
Well, I’ll take a stab at it...
If there is a silver lining in these issues, its that nature actually does prevail no matter what we think is going on. Matter of perspective. If you include humans as part of the animal kingdom, which would be the correct (although seemingly uncommon) view, then obviously things are exactly where they should be, the present and future hold only what the laws of nature produce.
The touch of grey in this silver lining, is that we generally do feel responsibility for our actions, and can’t in good conscience look at things “that” way all the time. This is also only natural behavior for us, to make a plan, to try to predict the outcomes, to work towards what we think is right, instead of completely blindly following instincts, we do question our instincts, - suffering nature’s consequences like any other species will happen, we just want to have some say in it, and we do.
Maybe the silver lining is just that clearly, many people do care. That no matter what happens, we aren’t as a whole, or as individuals, so cold hearted, or so short sighted. People are willing to make a stand and fight for change against seemingly impossible odds, even if succeeding just means a slight shift and not a full table turning. That in and of itself is somewhat heartening even if success is not forthcoming in many efforts.
Oh boy , not too convincing, but theres some sort of lining for you