Who Should We Trust?

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

[Picture of a fingerprint]RESPONSIBILITY has shifted to the individual away from the likes of companies and institutions.

Long ago, when I was young, the world was quite different, fundamentally different in fact.  I know the world has changed, but I am not convinced that the changes have been for the better in respect of the individual.

You see, at one time, for example, criminals robbed banks.  So the banks shifted the onus over to us over a period of time, and under the guise of progress, security or even customer services!

As a result of one of the biggest changes, we are each of us at risk of being mugged when we visit ATMs. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Nothing Lasts

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Archaeology a.k.a. diggingON TELEVISION, archaeology showed us all it was possible to dig down a bit and discover fossils or ancient encampments from times lone gone. They always seemed to be digging, and this remains the case as far as I can ascertain.

In my humble opinion, this seems to suggest that if you leave something alone for long enough, it will become covered over. I think this is significant.

I was quite young when I first realised this was what had happened, and further enquiries provided a startling conclusion: man was at war with nature. It was a constant battle too, with no let up.

Anything that man left alone would corrode away to Read the rest of this entry »

Why Intervals are Important

Thursday, 5 January 2006

[Painting showing chiaroscuro]CONTRAST is how the mind works: it has to have a context, a framework of references.

Everything is referred to something else, everything is compared with something else. Or to put it another way, impartiality is impossible.

Read the rest of this entry »