|In 2013 I wrote: "Happy New Year ... Best wishes for the new year and beyond."
In 2014 I dismissed that 2013 as being less than it could have been 2014 was much improved such that I skipped Spongkran and
didn't go to Thailand until November as part of the OTN APAC tour.
So here we are in 2015 ... hopefully a year's worth of experience wiser ... but still trapped on a planet that must be insane
if one bases the definition of insanity on the one attributed to Albert Einstein
"doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different
So here we are in 2015 in a world that is safer than it has ever been before but with a
population biologically and emotionally unprepared to understand its context or to prepare for and accept the challenges ahead.
The answer is not to step on the brake though slowing down might be a good thing for a bit so most people can catch their
breath for a second. But rather the solutions is encapsulated in a quote from H.G. Wells.
"Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe"
In country after country, fundamentalism is raising its ugly head because people lacking in
education are exercising, through threat and violence, their God given right to be more ignorant than a slime mold.
I'm not optimistic that 2015 is going to end with me feeling any differently than I do now ... but in 365 days I hope to be
back here again and acknowledging that I have been proven wrong.