it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn't take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.
The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.
Hold on to the center.
Despite that: I am increasingly wondering if maybe we should just let the bastards fail. Maybe watching my 401k vanish in a puff of smoke is better than the alternative.
When we look at the difference between this year, and next year, it often seems like things don't change much. Then I think back to what things were like twenty years ago and realize just how fast things change. This, of course, brings the realization that things will almost certainly change that much in the next two decades. This is disconcerting. We have this notion that everything will stay as it always was, but that's a completely erroneous notion.
On the one hand, we can expect exciting new things to appear. Very few expected anything like the Internet in 1990, and when I look at the futurist material from the time, it is all much lamer than what we actually got. But on the other hand, no one expected the Great Depression in 1925, and we got that too.
The best we can say is that, well, most people survived the great depression. Perhaps a little deprivation is good for the soul. Maybe that applies on a national level.
Update [2008-10-1 15:20:19 by ucblockhead]: I forgot the gloating: I have scored a "Little Big Planet" beta key. You may bow before my greatness.
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