Monday, June 14, 2010

What's on my mind these days...

The things I think a lot about that I just don't blog about...

  • Fruitarianism - or strict veganism as it is sometimes called, though I suspect some fruitarians might take issue with that. I want to go raw fruitarian. I keep planning to do it, but then I let my addict to SAD (Standard Australian Diet) override what I believe would, personally, be the best thing for me physically and spiritually. I have absolutely NO interest in even trying to convince anyone else to adopt this lifestyle, but it speaks to me loudly and often, if only I could overcome my self-soothing ways...
  • Angryism - it is my nature to pick up on other people's emotions and the overwhelming emotion in society right now is anger. All sorts of anger. Being angry is seen as a sign of strength or consciousness. If you're not angry, then you must be doped up high on capitalism and/or the patriarchy. I definitely feel anger, but I'm very conscious of the fact that for me anger is a symptom of fear - more distinctly of feeling powerless - and that that in itself is self-defeating.
  • How to raise self-aware, compassionate, optimistic young men in a world that believes men should be aggressive, but then should feel bad about being aggressive and should become self-loathing and deferring to the angry women in their lives.
  • The plight of elderly people in our society. Our society is rapidly getting older but is focused on staying young and so if you're not able to maintain a youngful glow and verve, there is nothing provided for you. You are packed off into homes that seem to be about making a profit for their proprietors and by the these bastards get a slap on the wrist you may or may not be dead. Extended family situations are common and for people who choose this option, there is virtually no support from society.
  • I desperately want to take my family for a holiday - this is, of course, a pipe dream... I want to fly us all up north somewhere, to an all-encompassing resort with a children's entertainment club for the boys (Ari might be old enough by then), and a spa bath and facilities for Dave and I. I know this is decadent and not at all environmentally friendly, but camping wouldn't be a holiday for us, not even for a minute, and I want us all to go on a holiday where we actually come home having had fun and maybe even feeling refreshed.
  • Owning our own home. There was a time not so long ago when the thought of a big mortgage made me feel physically ill. Now the thought of being at the whim of rental property owners - who seem to think it's a sport to see how much lying and corner cutting they can possibly get away with - makes me feel sick. So, I try to figure out how we would manage to buy, and where that might happen...

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