My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

I have never reblogged some one else’s post before, but this one has so much to say about society that I think that it’s worth sharing.

Kathryn Dawson Photography

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.”

I was on my way to a meeting this morning, for work, when I happened across a quite devastating scene. Shortly before the junction I was due to take from the motorway, the few cars in front of me slowed to a halt in their lanes as policemen stood blocking the road. Now with three lanes of traffic you can imagine it fairly quickly built up, and slowly the police escorted one car at a time half a mile down the road through one tiny lane gap.

As I drew level with the officers, the cause for the mass convoy was immediately apparent. Cars lay abandoned in the middle of what tends to be a really busy road, and one in particular had spun round to face the wrong…

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3 responses

  1. Good essay! Technological progress doesn’t mean there’s been any human progress. As a matter of fact, I suspect that the easier we have it, the worse off we are society-wise. Community has turned into fragmentation and apathy because we don’t need neighbors for anything these days.

    June 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    • This reminded me of this classic comedy routine:

      Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy

      June 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      • Thank you! That was funny, but it was also based in truth!

        June 30, 2012 at 10:06 am