Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Whenever I look at the news, it increasingly seems to me that we’re in a race to reach the point where we no longer need an industrial society before the wackos destroy that society. And it’s not clear who’s going to win.

Some people like to turn every minor problem into a major drama, presumably because they’re bored and want something to get excited about. Personally I’ve found that 90% of problems solve themselves if you just ignore them, and the exceptions are usually obvious. For example, if you’re late for a meeting most people will have forgotten in a few weeks, but if you car tires are worn out they’re not going to magically fix themselves. Trashing your tires trying to get to the meeting faster will just turn a minor problem into a major one.