FwRIteDAY: “Monochrome”

There’s something I find really troubling about American society. I know that’s how a lot of things you read on the internet begin, but this is about something I don’t see written about too much, so hopefully that first sentence will be the only cliche you’ll see. Geez, I’m setting a high bar for myself here.

Anyway, what worries me is that in a country that claims to be full of options, we often seems to only be offered two. Right or wrong, Christian or Muslim, Republican or Democrat, Bike or Scooter (The kids in that photo started beating eachother up after I took it). This dichotomization can be seen on every news show, heard in every conversation, and even felt in every inner struggle. It’s this kind of “If you’re not with us, you’re against us” mentality that can often get us into trouble.

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Choice Paralysis: Then And Now

Then: Build a trap to catch a rabbit, or team up to hunt down a mammoth?
Now: Order the Chicken and Waffles, or the Kale and Salsa Black Bean Burger?

I’m not trying to shame you here. Some people might see this imagery conveyed in the same way that “first world problems” was. But that it not at all my intention here and I can’t stress that enough. It’s just very interesting to me comparing the weight of the choices we have to make versus the speed at which we make them then and now. I obviously wasn’t there when our first ancestors explored the earth, but something tells me they made choices a lot faster than we do now. They had to, their life depended on those choices. Continue reading “Choice Paralysis: Then And Now”