The Future Is Ours – Make It So

And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything. – Douglas Adams.

I think I’ve quoted that here before…

Y’know when you wake up and everything’s great – and then you realise that someone has been landed with a complete and utter disaster that has them completely floored and you can see the ramifications just ruining a whole lot of things for everyone, let alone future plans – then you end up being fed up with everything and everyone and yell it publicly? That.

What to do? I’m heading out the door now to help someone. Never met them before.

There’s no karma. Just “Here’s what I should be doing if I want things to be better. And it doesn’t involve being angry online, or being frightened of falling into treacherous territory by saying what I think – just seeing problems as a fellow human being who should take some responsibility and then dealing with them.

I’m taking it elsewhere.

The Future is Ours from Michael Marantz on Vimeo.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.