HelenaV5 » Australian Resilience: aeldric thanks for sharing, it's been in…
aeldric thanks for sharing, it's been interesting to read how you predicted events vs how they've unfolded. I too am at a loss as to why such little action is occurring, on all fronts. Although like you said, no one wants to be a killjoy, saying 'the party's over' would be a deal-breaker for any leader - in a way maybe they feel there is no option other than to let events unfold as they will. Unfortunately this dooms us all to a pretty bleak future. I have gone through a range of emotions since gaining the information I've gained. I think I started with fear, then moved onto a mixture of denial and bargaining; I wasn't in denial any of it would happen but that I could mitigate it with my own actions and slowly/tactfully 'spreading the word'...of course, no one actually wants to hear 'the word' and so I feel I've been largely unsuccessful in my efforts to engage friends in meaningful discussion around the subjects of financial collapse, climate change, peak oil etc. I can say now I feel like I'm in depression. I'm not 'depressed', I just don't know what to do with this information anymore, I feel lost. I feel I've reached a point where I actually believe we wont wake up in time and save ourselves, and I'm trying to process that. However I personally don't want to throw my hands in the air and give up, but its sometimes hard to care when almost everyone around you doesn't. And then there's the pervasive feelings of being a hypocrite, as although we're doing our best, we like everyone else still have a significant reliance upon fossil fuels. Well I'll leave it there for today, hope everyone else is in a better headspace than me!
Jul 25 2012 - 12:54am