Thursday, February 11, 2010
Peace and other idealistic thoughts
I quit smoking on January 3rd, 2010. Have not had one, not ONE since then. It has not been easy. I am sick of cigarettes. Cigarettes were making me ill. Nasty, addictive nails. But I still can't get over that cute pic of Renee Zelwegger. I still have a crush on her.
Is it just me or is anyone else really sick of those annoying commercials for "Activia? Act-tiv-eee-uhhhhhhh.. The masters of advertising have branded our brains with a tune for a product that makes you shit every day, on time, on schedule. Great. I just love it when that Activia tune plays in my head, I think of all the women out there and their wonderful, clean colons. It's such a refreshing thought. Thank you, to the makers of this wonderful product, now that you've got a market share for your product, TURN OFF THAT DAMN COMMERCIAL already!
Why is peace such a foreign concept? Who doesn't want to live in peace? Isn't it nice to go out and walk down the street, in peace? Nice to go to bed at night, in peace? Nice to just live and let live, in peace? Make football a year round' sport and give people something healthier to focus their aggressions on . Take people out for paintball parties, punch a punching bag, but for humanity's sake, let's stop killing each other.
The 3 things humanity needs to figure out and git rid of are: 1. war 2. hunger 3. loneliness. With 6 billion people, no one should be lonely. There IS someone for everyone. With all of the resources and technological know-how, no one should go hungry. And with our intelligence and generally good natured souls, why can't we just have peace and evolve to a higher plane?
Are humans so full of hate, anger, revenge, violence, sadism and evil that war is inevitable and part of human life? Or is it, too, a learned behavior that can be nurtured out of our ways?
I know there are a few prestigious universities with "Peace Studies" programs. I don't know how seriously these programs are taken or what influence they have or don't have. But what I do know is that if we can figure out the nano tech of a quantum molecule and harness power to send telescopes into deep space AND solve so many other major problems, why is peace not even on the priority list? Thoughts people?