Thursday, March 20, 2008

Adolescent obsessions...

Just a quick thought:

As a whole, our species is rather a bit immature. Look at various societies around the world and how they cling to "old ways" or traditions.

As individuals, when we grow up we leave behind what we came from and create something new for ourselves. A new identity.

As a species we seem to be having growing pains.

It seems to me that our obsession (especially in the USA) with automobiles is evidence of our immaturity. They're bad for us and our environment. They're loud and inefficient. Look at how they're marketed-- like extensions of one's ego and/or body. Symbols of status and power.

I've seen people do things in (or with) cars that they'd never try without their car. Like threaten another human. Destroy property. Kill animals on purpose.

Could you imagine someone walking down the sidewalk and then yell at a passerby "Ur yew a faggot??" Or lunging at another in a threatening manner? I imagine car horns and honking as the equivalent of yelling "HEY! HEY!" Could you imagine a pedestrian doing that to another? Someone almost bumps into them at the grocery store and it's "HEY! HEY! HEEEYYYY!!"

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