How Much More: Questions for All Senior Citizens to Ponder

May 13th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With a new crisis emerging, erupting, exploding every day, one wonders how much more can the world endure?  Perhaps the world is more resilient than we think, but to assume its ability to withstand repeated disasters may be more naive than wise.  Denial seems to carry a lot of senior citizens from day to day.  It is as if this rotating ball will just go on forever.  And, indeed it may.  But how long will the world continue taking the heavy blows imposed by the behaviors of its inhabitants?

I am not a betting man, but if I were I would likely not put a lot of stock in the world’s ability to withstand the continuing indifference of its occupants.  In the 1930′s the horrendous Dust Storm of the mid continent states taught a gritty lesson.  It would be a lesson covering  several states, affecting millions o f lives, devastating hundreds of millions of acres.  The circumstances and consequences had all been caused by humans, elderly and young alike.  It can’t happen again?  Don’t bet on it.  Perhaps it won’t take on the same characteristics of past disasters, but the next one, the fire next time, as it were, may engulf us in ways we can’t fathom.



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