An hr away from Sydney & other cities or large towns, the Southern Highlands is made up of a handful of small holdings. In England these villages used to be & sometimes are still called ‘market towns’. They are the centre for local producers, artisans & business people to cooperate & trade amongst themselves, keeping it local. I understand people want to be rich and have everything, but at what cost. Our environment suffers with pollution, traffic congestion, water pollution, electricity strain etc. Not to mention what effects it has on a global scale. Without getting too in depth, as I know most people are intelligent, concerned for our future and carry great guilt when being forced into buying from the big corporations that have landed on their doorstep.
I just want to know how KMart, Walmart, Woolworths, BigW and many others, have affected you & your community and if you have managed to force them out of your town?
PLEASE RESPOND IF YOU CARE ABOUT KEEPING SMALL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES ALIVE.
All responses will give me more ammunition when talking to council and developers
Why Have We Let Psychopaths Rule?
By Kirsty McIntosh
They are in our government, boardrooms, health systems, and schools even in science. A psychopath is someone hell bent on making themselves happier, richer, more comfortable and less responsible than anyone else. They make decisions based on how it will affect them in the short term mainly, although some, have the ability to think to the future.
The ones in power, the ones that make big decisions for us all and say it’s in our best interest. From politicians influencing every aspect of our lives, the way we live, how much we pay and get paid, the resources we can have, the food we eat, the cars we drive, the way our environment looks. The scientists creating amazing, but mostly destructive tools that enable us to have warmth, water, mobility, entertainment, knowledge, connectivity so we can lead richer fuller stress-free lives. The doctors giving us healthier ways to live (ha), diets to mess with our natural state, pills that sustain life, new faces & bodies if we don’t like what we’re born with, cures to diseases that they, along with scientists and government backing, created. The teachers holding back knowledge to dumb down our kids, our future, so they don’t ask the questions to see the true picture.
The ones at the top of these fields have only there best interests at heart. To be the next leader of a country, the next Nobel Prize winner or the ones that got them there. All looking for praise, all looking for glory.
Without all these people we would be a primitive race, but would that truly be a bad thing? We have developed into a wonder race. We can touch the stars. The planets are far away for a reason and by bringing the universe closer we are bringing it down on our heads.
Should we not rein in our thoughts on domination, conquer and control of all things and realise we are not bigger than the Earth or the Universe, the things that gave us life!
You do not try and dominate, conquer and control your mother, or at least no stable person would. You should at most, respect and be thankful to the ones that gave birth to you even if you don’t understand, have a connection with, know or love them. Without them you would not exist.
We, as a collective, need to extend our human feelings to the planet and beyond. Stop playing with it as if it were a toy. We are not in control, nor should we ever be, of nature. And all projects leading to the domination of it should cease.
It is a seriously dangerous and wrong thing to try & overrule a country and it’s people without full knowledge & understanding of its place with our world order, but to try and overrule something as awesome as the universe is deranged. Humans are no bigger than ants in small numbers and therefore the effect they have on the universal system would be little to none. But in the size we have gotten to, the destruction is immense and possibly irreversible.
I am no politician, scientist, doctor or academic teacher, but I am a mother, a student of the universe, a respecter of nature & other living things and I know my place in the vast intricate system that sustains my being.
I implore all people to down tools, sit back & observe in awe and wonderment the place in which we are so lucky to live. I beg each and every one of you to care about the future for all things around us. Be thankful for what you have, share what you have. Stop probing for answers, ponder yes, but don’t touch what you do not and never will, understand or deserve.
Don’t try to be the best thing in the universe, as you never will be. Respect what it has given you and live everyday in peace!