Have you noticed how people become more insular as they get older? I don’t know if its always been this way or it’s got something to do with the current state of things but I’m having a hard time getting used to it.
Due to and stemming from lots of things that I’m not going to get in to, someone once told me that I was a big wean*. They used more words and stuck another name on it but that’s pretty much what they said. Anyway, I get attached to people. And I’m not complaining about getting older or drifting apart; I just wondered if it happens to everyone and wish I wasn’t so sensitive.
*Wean – Noun. A child or baby. From wee ane (wee one). Cf. ‘wee un’. [Irish/Scottish use]
Your daily doom and gloom. Might be worth thinking about though. There’s no way this can last forever.
“Our whole economy depends on greater and greater energy supplies, and that just isn’t possible,” he said. “I wish I could say we’ll quietly accept having many millions of people unemployed, their homes foreclosed. But it’s hard to see the whole country transitioning to a low-energy future without people becoming angry. There’s going to be quite a bit of social turmoil on the way down.”
I don’t really know. It changes day to day and everyone knows I’d rather watch a film. Amanda Palmer though; I can’t get enough of that psycho. Animals as Leaders have definitely won me over. And… The Boss, always.
Yesterday it was “too cold”. Today the office was “too warm”. We can’t move the thermostat ourselves because of Health & Safety so we have to phone someone out to move it every time we break a sweat. This is the kind of shit that’s going to lose people their jobs. Instead of looking from the outside and cutting jobs to save money, they need to take a look on the inside and get rid of unnecessary procedures. Inefficient practices. And Steering Groups. What the fuck do they do? Cancel their weekly meetings and the coffee and sandwiches and transport and heating and everything that goes with it; you could probably afford to employ another Nurse/Teacher/Cleaner/Driver/Caterer. Or at least keep one in a job. With all the technology we have why can’t they get together on the phone? Online? Video calls are better than they used to be. Doesn’t Google Wave allow you to co-author documents while hundreds of miles away from each other? Without ever having to actually meet. I know there are some people in this organisation I wish I hadn’t met.