Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Having a Rant

Have just finished an amazing book Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt, its about the Norse myths so if you don't like myth books I guess you won't be interested but if you see it in the library just read the epilogue, "Thoughts on myths". This is a story of our time, characters in Norse myths are more human than those in Christian myths, they are greedy and uncaring just as we are seeing in our own times at the moment.
To me these times of austerity are a time to get real about what we as humans are doing to our world and a time to show that for poorer countries getting rich quick is perhaps not what its all about. This could be a time to help equalise our human aspirations and take a long careful look at what we are doing, maybe we can still save the planet instead of just going back to the the get rich quick ethic of recent years.

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