"Tom Wolfe comes along and says
that nobody's writing about big social themes...
nobody's Balzac anymore, nobody's writing big sprawling novels of societal concerns."
Richard Ford, interviewed by Dave Weich on Powells.com
What is Quality of Life?
Two parents working full-time, with half divorcing while their kids are in school, all to support a culture increasingly militarized because all the jobs went to cheap, almost slave laboroverseas? It's time to re-evaluate what a "developing nation" means. The current economic system relies on increased car sales, and the free wealth pumped out of the ground as oil, global warming and increased levels of carbon-dioxide ignored.
Your life should becomea journey of discovery of values your children can inherit to create a better world, through understanding of the current one. We all need a balance between a comfortable, secure place to work and protect our family, and enough control to transform our lives, to reconnect with the modern interconnected world, find unimagined resources on our journey to understanding.
Remember, all those "enemy nations" and ethnicities or religions we mistrust, all believe they will create a better, more secure and interesting world, for their children.
Just like you do.
So what's the problem?
Can you find out with technology, "digital technologies," that offer you SmartPhones and Tablet PCs, computers as 'personal entertainment devices' that give you the freedom to entertain your worst proclivities? Will that save nature, to which we belong, and to a large extent, now must take stewardship for? Do you ever get out in the natural world?
What if something took out all the digital devices? Read, or listen to the podcasts of, Cell U.R., our future as Human Cellphones with nanotechnology implants, and consider yourself warned...