Wednesday, February 14, 2007

depressed.



Growing up my family was very pro-active. If there was something in the family that wasn't working, even the children could speak up and change things. In my elementary school and high school it was the same. i could always change things that i felt were wrong.

I am now living in the 'real' world. Changing things that i feel are wrong is so much harder. i hate the war. i hate that there is so much death and in so many ways i feel that the majority is directly the responsibility of the USA. Yet i can not change things.

There is a bumper sticker that i always see when i go visit my family, "if you don't like what we do, leave". So i left. but it doesn't change anything except now, i have a harder time voting.

I truly feel helpless when i see the state our world is in. From corporate rape of the environment to personal apathy of what happens to other, i some times wonder what will be left for the generation after ours.

7 comments:

jenne said...

just thought that as your favorite capitalist, i'd point out that right now, US big business is trying help the environment. large corporations are pushing the gov't hard to get emissions controls. not that this excuses all the other horrible things some businesses are responsible for.... but its a step in the right direction.

kris said...

corporate rape doesn't include just big business. but big business over here is doing everything it can to avoid having change its ways. it seems that for most places, its cheaper to pay to the fines than be pro-active and change the way business is done.

watson_vagabond said...

i know what you mean....sometimes i feel so completely small and powerless. then i think of individual people who did change the world. and i think of gandhi and his philosophy that said our written history is the documentary of the unnatural---violence, war, murder, thievery. for every murderer there are thousands upon thousands that have lived their lives peacefully, socially and to the best of the their ability. history doesn't record these common occurences that allow evil to be so shocking and discouraging.

mist1 said...

In my family, everyone tries to ignore problems because maybe they will go away. I am the one who points stuff out. They dread my visits.

blue nurse said...

I agree with you, Kristin. And I love that quote!! :D

ansell said...

i really can't say much for fear of being a US basher (not that kristin would mind :P, what with her being a cerifiable US refugee now)

i guess people really have science to blame though :P... it was the one who enabled us to systematically rape the land, and get away with it for so long!

*ducks for cover for fear of being known as an anti-science respondent :-O *

kris said...

science can be used for lots of things. it has been used to cause enormous amounts of pain and suffering for the enviroment and for humanity. It has also helped bring life to areas that had little or none. So, just like guns, it can be used for good or bad...it just depends on the person who holds it;)