Monday, September 3, 2007

CJ has a conscience?

I don't know what triggered it - was it Rick Mercer touting The One-Tonne Challenge? Or was it my discovery of TRUWinnipeg?

Irregardless, I've developed a social conscience over the last two years. Which ultimately leads to a sort of paradox...

How the Hell can one have a social conscience when one doesn't particularily care for society?

I've been doing a lot of soul-searching lately, and I still haven't come up with an answer. I suppose I'm always angry at society because I DO care. I just wish people, even if only once in a while, would turn off their TVs, radios, and computers, toss their cellphones and Blackberries, stop worshipping at the retail altar, stop driving their vehicles, and start living for themselves and the community instead of merely existing to feed the corporate machines.

Do all our conveniences and technology empower us or enslave us? Do we own our possessions, or do they own us?

When this thought popped into my head two years ago, I already knew the answer. And I didn't like it. So, I decided right then-and-there to change my lifestyle.

The next few updates will detail the changes I've made, some gradual, some abrupt, but all worthwhile.

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