I’ve previously characterized the current times as being the styrofoam layer – it’s about disposability.
Product disposability and a built in shelf life is only the tip of the iceberg, beneath the surface the larger threat is the disposability of integrity, truthfulness, a moral national rudder, constitutional rights, and ultimately even people.
But there’s another side to all this, what could be referred to as the Ostrich Age where so many opt to deny and stick their head in the sand rather that confront the realities that are so commonplace.
We seem to think all pursuits are singular in nature, that national, global, and environmental issues are the purview of others and better left to someone else when nothing could be farther from the truth.
Our’s is the world of the Butterfly Effect, what occurs in one place resonates across the globe often with profound affect.
People understandably feel helpless, or overwhelmed at times and become content to rant a little and then go on about their business.
But it’s important to understand that you as an individual have value – that the world is different because of you regardless of your station in life, and will be different when you are gone.
Within this difference is an obligation to make a meaningful difference even if only within your personal orbit – that all that you do can be likened to the wings of the butterfly, to the ripples in a pond.