Thursday, April 26, 2007

My ode to awareness.

This blog is not about me. It is my ode to awareness. It is my personal belief that the downfall of society can be summed up in the lack of blinker usage.

When I was a child I believed in the “all for one, one for all” theory. “Live together, die together.” And most importantly, “do one to others as you would want done to you.”

I am a die-hard blinker user, because I believe in the concept of community and the concept of working together. In order for us to function together as a society we have to (1) be courteous to others, (2) indicate our movement so others can react and make informed decisions accordingly, and (3) believe in the power of a collective whole.

It is for this reason that I have begun this blog. To bring awareness to blinker usage. To remind others that we are in this world together and we need to work together to survive.

My warning to you is that if you are not using your blinker daily. You are part of the problem.


Clay Coyote said...

Aha....I found you!...
Awareness....yes, a core problem. We've build a society, culture and technology where you can live your whole life, totally unaware. Once upon a time, a small lapse of awareness meant you became someone else's lunch.

Awareness also implies knowledge of the systems around you. If you don't understand how systems work, you are at the mercy of someone who does. EG....Ian understands computer systems...we do not....Ian rules!


Clay Coyote said...

The blinker analogy of this is very a propos. As people become aware that the society will take care of them no matter what, they lose the incentive to use their blinkers. The only self that counts is theirs. They don't have to be aware of those around them.

At what point, the question becomes, does the system break down because no one is using their blinker?