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Friday, June 15, 2012

Streamlining and Minimalism

 I've been busy streamlining. I've cleaned out my closets; getting rid of things I neither want or need. I've converted all my music to audio files on Google music and most of my movies and other videos have been converted to mp4 format. I'm tired of all the bulk - the clutter. I want it gone. I feel driven; like it's a necessity - to get rid of excess crap. Perhaps I'm a bit paranoid I'll wind up homeless and I don't want to loose what I have. Then again it could be that I'm going through an o.c.d phase.

  
There's a lot of distractions in this day and age. It can be a bit overwhelming. How many gadgets do we really need? People have t.v.,radio,computers,video games,smart phones,and etc. All for the sole purpose of distracting us and and not focusing on the here and now.  It's pathetic. No one talks to anyone anymore. Anti-social behavior is becoming the norm. I've noticed less people willing to engage in small talk with one another. It's like everyone is in a hurry - to do nothing and or everything. I don't like the direction we're heading - but where that is I haven't the slightest clue. Perhaps a cyborg reality of sorts. It doesn't seem too promising.

I feel this ever increasing sense of urgency to get my life in order and prepare for the time when I really do let it all go.I hope it's by choice and not because of the ever growing "recession" that the "experts" refuse to call it - a global economic melt down. I suspect it's being allowed to happen by design. Whether it's conspiracy or just greed intertwined with stupidity matters not because it doesn't look good. 

I can worry about every one else but it won't do me any good. I have little choice but to look out for number one because if I don't no one else will. It's not that I don't care for the well being of others but my responsibility is first and foremost myself. Is that selfish? Of course it is. There's a time to make yourself your first priority. I'm in no position to do otherwise. Hopefully that will change - not just for me but for everyone else. If not then we're in
for a world of hurt.

2 comments:

Marcela Gmd said...

Interesting post! Thanks for visiting! if you like art, we can be followers.
Besos, desde España, Marcela

Ben said...

Thanks for dropping by Marcela. Cool. Yeah. I like art. Sounds great. I think I'm already following your blog.