A CHECKLIST FOR THE MAD
Eating the Sky
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Eating The Sky, you are on an unsustainable path and road.

I may be completely off in my estimate, but your article makes it seem as though you are relatively young.

And being young, aging is less than relative.

What your life will be like in 10, 20, 30 years, and so on, is of no importance right now. Mostly because you are simply trying to do everything you can to simply breathe ‘right now’, today.

If you don’t have a plan for the worst case scenario, especially as you age, and/or if there is no means of changing and improving your condition or disability, you may find yourself in the shoes of those you refer to as ‘not everyone is so fortunate’. (Not an exact quote, but it’s the point that matters.)

You are educated, intelligent and intellectually solvent, despite the morass of cobwebs cluttering your brain.

Make plans for as many eventualities as may be needed.

(If you have help now, enlist the aid of those whose perspicacity and problem solving are keen. Have them help you make those plans. If there comes a day wherein you don’t have the things that sustain you now, what and how will you live?)

The trajectory our society/nation is headed is one of disaster, if not annihilation.

More importantly, the collective continual degradation of education and lack of critical thinking skills (as a society and as a species), has the effect of the ground eroding beneath us as we stand (or rather, stumble and bumble).

And the pace at which our ground is disintegrating is snowballing.

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“Preparation is better than cure.” — Erasmus

“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” — Albert Einstein

“First they came for the Illegals and Undocumented. And I did not speak out because I was not an Illegal or Undocumented.

“Then they came for the LGBTQs. And I did not speak out because I was heterosexual.

“Then they came for the Poor, Homeless, Elderly, and Disabled. And I did not speak out because I was not Poor, Homeless, Elderly or Disabled.

“Then they came for the minorities, and People of The ‘Wrong Skin Color’. And I did not speak out, because my skin was the ‘Right Color’.

“Then they came for those who were not of their Religious Beliefs, Political or Philosophical Persuasions.

“And I did not speak out.

“I looked the other way.

“But then…

“They came for me.

“And there was no one left to speak for me.”

— (liberties taken from the original author, Martin Niemöller)

“Wait has almost always meant never.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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