Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dmitri strikes again

A fantastically clear and very long post by Dmitri Orlov. Here's the last few words: There is nothing any of us can do to change the path we are on: it is a huge system with tremendous inertia, and trying to change its path is like trying to change the path of a hurricane. What we can do is prepare ourselves, and each other, mostly by changing our expectations, our preferences, and scaling down our needs. It may mean that you will miss out on some last, uncertain bit of enjoyment. On the other hand, by refashioning yourself into someone who might stand a better chance of adapting to the new circumstances, you will be able to give to yourself, and to others, a great deal of hope that would otherwise not exist. Read the whole thing and marvel. It's times like this where the true value of the internet is apparent: here we have the still small voice of experience telling us the real score, for free and right on time.

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