Thursday, June 7, 2012

Change for Change's Sake

I am posting for the first time in a long time. This is due to being gainfully employed again, in a much better job  than the one I lost by the way. And secondly because google  decided to change all the blogger pages, the setup and the way you post blogs and navigate around their site. 

In my view this is change for change itself. Too much of what the tech industry does seems to me to be just that; change for the sake of change. What it is about nerds that won't let them leave well enough alone?

And there is a third reason as well. I've lost interest, or at least the will to rant against the foolishness of my country's and my world's political class.

With the unending election cycle in full swing now we can look forward to political ad after political ad. I caution you; any time spent watching politicians jawbone is time you will never get back.

I am resigned to the fact that in my world corporations have the rights of actual people.  That 40 million dollars seems a reasonable amount to spend on a gubernatorial recall election in a state famous for cheese. That we can spend billions on wars, trillions on banks, but balk at spending anything for the most helpless in our society. 

People work longer for less money now than they did 20 years ago. What's wrong with that picture? I really feel sadness for my kids and their kids. The world will not be as generous a place to be as it was for me and my generation.

I am thankful for the blessings that my family has received, but wish there was something that one man could do to make things better. One thing that would significantly impact the world in a positive way. There seems to be so many wealthy people and powerful entities intent on making things worse.

What would you do to make the world a better place now and in the future?