Sunday, April 09, 2006

Do you want to live?

Or do you prefer the “Here and Now”, not to care about the future, especially not to care about the consequences of your deeds?

Don’t you know Bertrands Paradox? Don’t you know that each small piece of information improves your forecast?

Don’t you know, that intelligence is the “conquest of the future”? Don’t you know, that Mother Nature gave generously to us a priceless gift – a big, mighty brain to do exactly that? To gather more and more information, to be more and more intelligent...

just to better foresee the future – to make better decisions NOW? Decisions for survival?

Blessed ignorance?

To avoid thinking what we, humankind, did to our Mother Earth, what we did to our children, destroying their future – only to enjoy our SUVs, our Fast Food and our holidays somewhere in Cheapistan is simply to say:

no, i don’t want to live – tomorrow. I am too stupid to imagine being hungry without refrigerator, being sick without medical help, being thirsty without clean water, being lost without friends – looking helplessly at my starving child, begging me to protect her.



Greedy enough to stab your own son, your own daughter in the back by wasting their precious resources, but too stupid and spineless to stand the knowledge what you do?

“One is responsible for this immaturity and dependence, if its cause is not a lack of intelligence or education, but a lack of determination and courage to think without the direction of another.” – Immanuel Kant

If you want to live, if you want to get older...

and especially...

if you love your child...

- Sapere Aude!


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