It all starts with a crash and then we need to avoid an entire systematic collapse, somehow.
Like the waves licking at the shore, the electronics lick away at the fabric of society, but then we all go into a panic and freak out and then accelerate our decline into something far less than what we hope to be.
However, not all is lost. We need to remain vigilant in some way and look for the gap in all the chaos. There is always a way through and so long as we can follow it, no matter how inconvenient, then we can survive and make it to something else.
That’s the thing with bad situations. There is always a way through. There is always a way to turn things around. Well, there usually is a way to turn things around. Maybe there are times when it is not possible, but that is not what I am looking at at the moment.
The thing is that despite there being ways to turn massive societal issues around, people don’t take them due to the perceived inconvenience. Often when we’re in a nosedive, we pull through due to varying factors, but to prevent (or at least diminish their effects), we need to do more as individuals.
Sure, we can point fingers at companies and talk about how they’re the worst at the things we need to turn around, but a lot of the stuff that needs turning around needs to be done by everyone. It’s easy to point the finger if it means you can more easily deny personal responsibility, but at the end of the day it doesn’t change the fact that blaming what is ultimately an entity powered by people doesn’t remove your responsibility to work toward turning things around in times of crisis.
Everyone has a role in which to play and everyone needs to work toward changing things for the better. We all need to stay calm in times of crises, read the information at hand, learn more and then work out how we can all do our bit t o avert disaster. This is all stuff that’s important, and yet we continually shy away due to inconvenience, or “someone else isn’t doing as much and getting away with it and that’s unfair”, and so on and so forth.
I don’t think I can say more without repeating myself far too much (at least in this one post), but I can’t stress enough that in times of crisis, we can do more to turn things around. We can do more to prevent issues creating a knock-on effect and increasing in severity. We can do more to make sure that everything has better coping mechanisms.
Working together for the overall betterment of both our lives and the systems that we are a part of is beneficial.
That said, instead we could just hope for the best. It seems to have worked out for us a few times in the past.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:04:74
When I started writing this, it seemed like it was going to be more poetic.
I think that what I wrote rambles and repeats too much.
Still, it gets the point across.
Written at work.