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Friday, April 24, 2009

The silent world

"The feeling of what it would be like to live in a world where you weren’t tyrannized by automobiles, where you weren’t bombarded incessantly by television advertising or radio advertising or visual clutter..."

I doubt there are so many right now IN REALITY who would like to have the feeling of nature.
The big problem is that when we believe in something we tend to see it as it is not.
Going back to nature IS NOT what most think it would be.
Because they are the ones who go to camping and have to bring the portable phone with them.
They have to be where the Internet is reachable, just in case...
Just in case they would miss their life so much...and they would.
For most people going back to nature is just the bright side of it.
Who needs cars or electricity, or a portable phone or an Internet connection?
Most people do and ironically most people who want to go back to nature...
Would any American live without a washing machine, or without ICE?
Would any American live without his car?
Certain things have become so normal that they are an elongation of the human body.
Like a portable phone.
I always wonder if some people in bed use their fingers to grab the sheet and to push imaginary buttons.
Even in their wildest dreams the portable phone has its space.

Does really anyone of them know what the words "going back to nature" mean?
They certainly mean going back to 100 years ago and even more.
Imagine a period without electricity that lasts more than a few hours.
Without computers, without anything we are used to.
The singing birds wouldn’t certainly replace it.
A world where you weren’t tyrannized by automobiles, where you weren’t bombarded incessantly by television advertising or radio advertising or visual clutter...it is not only difficult to imagine, it is practically impossible...
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