A society is built of many things grown over time from the ashes of the past. Built upon generations of humankind from where life began in Africa to the first cities of Mesopotamia. Society evolved through constant improvements of those who came before us. Some generations fixing the mistakes of the past while others repeating them. Some even, answering questions that hadn’t yet been asked.
I was around seven, of course going to school in the Plasmeridia History School, Seraphobin district. Everyone goes to the history school when they are a child to learn the basic fundamentals of this disgusting gluttonous society we live in. Obviously after that you go to the chosen career school, but that is not what this entry is about.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. — Albert Pike
The Lost City of Atlantis has been thought of as mythology for centuries. Why do we, as a whole reject the one thing that Plato wrote about in the Critias and Timaeus, both his dialogues, but accept all other points that he has made? He is viewed by historians as a credible source for information, yet the rejection of his account and recollection of how Atlantis was described to him is not backed up. There is no reason not to believe his tale, except for the fact that Atlantis has not been found—or has it? Could it be located in Mauritania, Africa? For many "pseudoscientists," it is believed that the Lost City of Atlantis has been hidden in plain sight all along, as being the Richat Structure or Eye of the Sahara. Even the recent movie Aquaman hints to the Richat Structure as possibly being the hiding place of Atlantis. Pseudo is the prefix meaning false or of conspiracy. Is this account really myth, though?
I was sad to learn that Janet Opal Asimov died on February 25. She was Isaac Asimov's second wife, and truest love. She wrote science fiction under the name of J. O. Jeppson, and was a psychiatrist who practiced psychoanalysis.
The 17th of February, 2019.
Mortality has a way of raising a multitude of questions in us.
Global temperatures are rising and the USA has withdrawn from the Paris Accord, political tensions are at an all time high and the UK has set about a chain of events destined to dismantle the EU, the Doomsday Clock is firmly stuck at two minutes to midnight at a time where there have never been more nuclear weapons on earth, and CO2 levels are the highest they've been in over 400,000 years...
Since 1947 the Doomsday Clock has served as a symbolic representation of the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. For the last two years it remained at two minutes to midnight, the highest since 1953-59 and the height of the Cold War. Is humanity really once again on the brink of armageddon or is there a more rational explanation for this shocking doomsaying?
What does it mean that something is relative? "It's all relative" is something we say when the truth of something depends upon the context to which it is applied. For example, while one person might love wearing the knitted socks he got for his birthday, another person might, given those same socks, line the cat bed with them. So the statement that "knitted red socks make fabulous gifts" would be relative. Or as another example, someone working a minimum wage job might be thrilled and over the moon with a $1 raise. However, a CEO of a big bank would be left incredulous, laughing in the face of his board members.
This will be a rather ambitious 600 words, but I am definitely up for the challenge. I want to briefly outline some of the key factors that I feel are an essential part of moving ahead in a sustainable, harmonious way as a loving and creative human society.