The Nation’s Addiction to Information

The world wide web myspace, cigarettes, drinking, T.V., you name it. Our nation is addicted. It is human nature to be addicted. Do we choose our addictions or do they choose us? Is it in our genes? Who knows? But the fact our nation is addicted remains. National addiction to war. National addiction to the soap operas of other people’s lives. National addiction to the tragedies of the day we find on the ten o’clock news. When does it become an addiction? Today we nationally face the ever growing truth of technological over-stimulation. With the bombardment of information inherent in the invention of the internet, the nation has become dependent on, what else, information. But that is human nature right? Even biblical nature. Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, and ever since, mankind has been hungry for more. We, as a nation, cannot get enough information! It runs our lives! Since we now have worlds of information at our fingertips, we have begun to ask even more questions.

With all the things to be addicted to, information seems to be one of the better ones. Our national addiction to technological stimulation may be making us evolve more quickly, or it may just be giving us headaches. Only time will tell. But in the meantime the world is definitely getting more and more interesting. But because this abundance of information is still young in human history, it is at its age of infancy and we are still learning how to process it well. We have a long long way to go before we are able to harness all of this information and use it to create world peace and harmony. But little pockets of goodness are beginning to pop up. It’s now more convenient than ever to spread the word about problems that we face such as global warming, poverty, addiction. People are able to find out where to get help for things when they need it. We are learning and adapting and beginning to control our nation’s addiction to information. And someday it may stop being our addiction and just be used more as a tool. Or not.

We also face a national addiction to fossil fuels, which needs to change soon. The earth and human kind are both dying due to this addiction. We must, as a nation, come together to create alternative and efficient fuel systems. Once we break our addiction to oil we will have less war, a cleaner earth, more air to breathe, and we will be able to enjoy our more entertaining national addiction to information much longer, due to our years on this earth being extended. Oil has to be one of the most wasteful national addictions we can have. It sucks the life out of the earth, it’s messy, it’s toxic, it causes war, greed and corruption. The only thing good about it is that it let’s us drive to grandma’s house. Other than that, it’s deadly. Let’s come up with an alternative. Something that will help our garden grow and create jobs. Come on people! Let’s put together a twelve step for that one.

Thank you for allowing me to rant. I hope this gave you some small amount of information you.

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