Dec 042010
 

Whilst musing over the next subject to blog about, I concluded that it will be driven by two potential motivators; possibly both, possibly only one. Consideration and rationality (or, more precisely, the lack of either) provide motivation for every bit of ire I have about the world. If the planet was populated (for the most part) by people who were considerate and rational, I could stop writing this blog… or write (with a struggle) about all the fluffy, cute and nice things that happen. Like the adorability of kittens. Or the cakiness of cakes.

I would struggle to write because I’m something of a polemicist. I write about things that piss me off, things that need changing and (when possible) options for how to change things for the better. The world can be changed by people voicing their opposition… even if the amount of change accomplished is the changing of a thought, or the contemplation of an idea that hadn’t previously been held. Every large machine has the smallest of cogs, turning ever so slightly, making the smallest of differences which have a compound effect alongside other cogs – both small and large.

So. Whilst I mull over the next subject which interests me enough to share, be assured that it will cover a lack of consideration, a modicum of irrationality, or a dose of both. And, hopefully, a way of countering it.

If you subsequently hold a thought (and potential solution) that you didn’t previously have… then I’ll have accomplished the smallest of somethings in this otherwise insignificant life.