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Tag: conscious awareness

Virality

What is a virus? It’s an infective agent. A virus (or, a meme), once it has a host (a human, animal, or social media), will multiply. Otherwise, it’ll die within a few hours. This is the whole point of ‘social distancing’, yet it’s not very effective in averting mass panic in today’s social-media-addicted, fear-everything-and-everyone society. It’s more important than ever to remember our transcendent gifts of compassion, happiness and kindness.

Customer Service

I took my aging car in for an overdue oil change yesterday. I wasn’t expecting much, as the “quick change” places generally want to process and get you out as quickly as possible. I can see both sides of the argument: someone in a hurry doesn’t likely want to be up-sold on things, nor do they want to idly chit-chat. On the other side, if they’re busy in the shop, they need to keep the line moving.

What’s the Point of Me?

Maybe it’s just that time of year again, but I find that existential curiosities abound in the darker, shorter days of wintertime. I look at the world, and see that the majority of the dominant species seem intent on self-termination, while an increasingly awake and aware collective is emerging that might save us all from ourselves. I wonder, where do I fit in to all this? Why am I here? Who am I… really?