More often than not, that is a phrase that can be connected to the concept of one making resolutions. As in ‘One has to hope that’ or ‘One can only hope that’ things or people will improve on things in the main, with a new year that comes around. BUT…….as others brighter than I [meaning Rachel and Marissa] have pointed out….’humans will only improve on things, when their individual self interests are served’. In that regard, they are not talking about the members of their large and growing extended family, which is a diverse group of persons….excellent folks in their own rights….but they are talking in terms of others who are ‘human in name only’, if that makes sense.
This is not a cynical view, it is one of those sad realities of dealing with this modern life, which was predicted by writers as varied as Serling, Chayefsky, Bradbury, Atwood, Johnson and others. They saw many years ago that for some reason, the human contract..as in the public version or those among close friends…is just something that is a ‘feel good’ talking point. Something to make one feel as though they are doing good, but really it covers up a series of failings. Yep….yours truly used to engage in that line of thinking….but when one does have those funny little medical issues like what happened here, as well as being in a position over time where one is an example to others…..then yeah, one gets the point that talk and platitudes are cheap. Doing the right thing because it is that, without seeking some type of emotional reward or otherwise…while hard work in itself is more logical over the long term, benefits more and to be honest…..is more satisfying. With the dopemine release being the same as the other, but more legitimate.
By the way, this sort of connects to another little social issue, which has to do with those out there who want to say who is legitimate and who is not, based on some type of visible status …or for that matter gaming the system so a status may seem like an item worthy of an entitlement. There are a few people on my friends list who, like yours truly, have medical issues that, while are rather serious and prevent some things from being done…does not mean that the person is any less valid as a fellow human. Let alone does not mean they are worthy of being seen as ‘not real’ or ‘not disabled’ etc. In actual point of fact, there are quite a few items that cannot be seen openly, but we work with them…and thrive in spite of same. ‘Thrive’ even with what is going on not having a good public relations department or not having some shallow celebrity shilling for the issue to show they are a ‘good person’. Just remember that in this new year, if one is going to try to improve their view of their fellow person, one way to do this is to not treat someone as less human because they do not fit some visceral, myopic view of what their malady is….or try to pigeonhole same into areas where [SIC] ‘…the person would be more comfortable’. In that stead, the ‘comfort’ is more about the bigoted jerk who thinks that way and less about the person affected.
So that is it for now. Yep there will be another next month after this has past…..work has come in and gone and then the plotting for what to do for next month for one of those humans who Rachel the Momcat would like to see around her, Marty and Yours Truly. So til then…….From the land of the colourtini……enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air….