Friday, December 02, 2005

Bad news you wouldn't normally have heard.

I don't read Sajjad Zaidi's blog often enough.

Look, the only reason to read bad news that you can't do anything about is to smash the mindset that I think we all sometimes fall into of thinking that the status quo is okay. The status quo is not okay. Why are we wasting our efforts reinventing the wheel when people are freezing to death in the mountains of Pakistan?

I don't have an action item to suggest here. Except to just smash it.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Heck. I do hope the capacity can be expanded...

Friday, December 02, 2005 3:45:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Lemon said...

Well, that's the idea of smashing complacency. I can't accomplish anything if I allow myself to feel comfortable with the status quo.

It's also a bit frustrating that I can't really do much about problems like this directly - my talents don't really lie in that direction, nor do my life circumstances.

Sometimes I want to just chuck it all and go to the source of the damage and try to roboclaws it into shape, but I know that's futile. So the trick for me right now is to get past that realization and start doing what I actually *can* do to make the world a better place. :')

BTW, sorry about still not getting back to you on the web site stuff. I'm in a bit of an existential black hole right now and not accomplishing very much, but I will try to get back into the swing of things. :'}

Friday, December 02, 2005 9:43:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I like your phrase 'smashing complacency'. It's like, my reaction to this was when out buying stuff, to stuff my $10-odd dollars change into the Disasters Emergency Committee jar at the kiosk. I know in the grand scheme of things it might not help, but I need to cultivate a kind of 'crazy generousity' in myself, if possible.

Don't worry re not getting back to me. I don't mind. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't been filed in a folder, because I really do want to help.

Monday, December 05, 2005 5:42:00 PM  

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