Archive for November, 2008

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.
This is a nice video from Serious Change – which supports my post on perpetual growth. I’m left a bit confused about what one can actually do about it though… Even the apparently fantastic Obama is a touter of growth as the Number 1 priority – without questioning this doctrine at all.

Saving lives

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

When the press and marketing people talk about “Saving Lives” it’s a bit misleading really. You can only prolongs someone’s life for a certain time – perhaps not very long – rather than permanently saving it – as this phrase (at least to me) implies.
The reason this bothers me is that
1. It reinforces people’s denial of death, which in the end is bad for everyone.
2. It makes an artificial division between people who are terminally ill, die young etc… and people who die later on in life. People are afraid of terminally ill people for example because they remind them of their own mortality but they don’t want to be reminded.