At first I was going to make this post a rant about the difficulties I have been having with various types of technology, most recently a problem with a computer and an e-reader. However, I figured I would have to censor my own post and apply an R rating for bad language, not to mention possibly insulting a lot of hard-working call-center people who had the misfortune of getting me on the line.
Then I thought I would write about my occasional desire to be a Luddite and return to a day and age before the headaches of modern technology — but then I concluded that electricity and running water and the internal combustion engine are things I cannot honestly live without.
That thought led me straight to this: what a self-centered first-world bourgie old bat I’ve become.
There are civil wars, starvation, and exploitation happening all over the world. We are about to be driven off the fiscal cliff by a few myopic politicians who are holding a country hostage. I have close colleagues who are sick with horrible illnesses but who are coping with amazing grace and fortitude. There is a freight train of serious stuff hurdling down the rails at us and what am I doing about it? Nothing. No, I’m whining because my stupid operating system has a hiccup.
My priorities have gotten seriously screwed up and I need a realignment.
ljgloyd (c) 2012