“The old appeals to racial, sexual, religious chauvinism to rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism, and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are One Planet.”
– Carl Sagan
“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty…We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
– Albert Einstein
and it’s so true
that larger populations of people densely packed..
of course along with people more involved
in solving equations than connecting to people..
can and does result in humans
who are more like robots and machines than flesh and blood love…
When Milton is a much smaller city..
i can vouch for the TRUTH in the 60’s
that this will likely never happen.. but yes.. sadly so.. it can likely occur now…
As a whole.. we are not evolving as humanity.. we are devolving as machines…
i’ll stay in the woods
and connect in every way I can in REAL life..
even if it means dancing everywhere I go.
Hell NO.. I will NOT stay still… i am already a machine..at one point in my life..
and no NOW..I insist on being human and will have it no other way..
no matter how long i have to ‘stand on the desk’
of the ‘Dead Poet’s Society’…
in dance or no clothes at all.. simply as human being.
His disciples said to him..
“When will you be visible to us..
and when shall we behold you..”
“When you strip naked without being ashamed..
and take your garments and put them
like little children and tread upon them..
you will see the child of the Living..