Thursday, December 30, 2010

Curiosity is our best hope for the future

You think?

I could laugh at this video. I did laugh. It's funny. Then I thought, really, is curiosity the bear's best hope? I mean is the bear curious or is the bear hungry? A quick google will tell you all you need to know about starving polar bears. I don't recommend looking at the footage: it's very, very depressing. Not as depressing as those Coca Cola ads featuring penguins and polar bears sliding down glistening snow banks and tipping back a coke, but more disturbing. So, yes, one of my resolutions for 2011 is to have more fun. Worry less. How to do this is the challenge. The question is, how will we handle all the information? How to remain neutral and not cut off, how to hear the news, truly hear the news, without having it flatten one's psyche. How to look into the abyss and not get dizzy. Laughter yes. Laughter is good. It's not enough, but it's a good start. Chalking up the successes is another good thing. Thanks to the Sierra Club for their work on protecting the waters and shores of British Columbia. Thanks to all those who stood up and fought for Fish Lake. Thanks to those who are standing up to save the Salmon and all that goes along with that species and its place in our world.  

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