I heard a talk by James Howard Kunstler recently, entitled "The End of Oil." He said that his talks are often misunderstood: people tend to hear the negative message ("things will have to change") more than the positive message ("things will have to change").
The parenthetical inserts above are my own asides: he didn't put it that way. His talk did hammer in the gravity of the situation, but generous portions of his talk were devoted to what I regarded as mostly a positive vision of a post-oil-driven economy.
So my spontaneous parenthetical comments above are meant seriously.
We are afraid of change.
But, well, are things really all that great now, if we take a fully honest look at what our lives are like? Wouldn't some change be good?
5 years ago