Some days, like today, I feel even more distraught than usual about world in which I live. I look all around and see the incessant inhumanity wrought upon innocent humans.
I am smart enough to know that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I know that what's happening in Iraq is so much worse than the worst stories that do filter their way out of that godforsaken hellhole. The same goes for all the areas of every continent with populations of downtrodden victims.
I know there are more than enough resources at our disposal to let every human on the planet lead a hunger-free life with shelter, health care and the opportunity for a decent education.
I know that every large SUV or pickup truck manufactured comes with an invisible device that emits radiation which causes its driver to suddenly change into an arrogant, selfish, ill-mannered asshole when they turn on the ignition.
I know that the more money one has in his/her bank account, the less they think of their fellow human beings (except for those with as much or more money).
And I know that there is jack shit any of us can do about nearly all the problems and bad persons in the world.
Thus I am convinced that I was born about one century too soon. I am sure that, by the time the 22nd century rolls around, man will have either killed himself off or finally figured out how the coexist in peace with himself, other animals and the environment.
I am sad that I will not be around to see the true enlightenment and potential of our species.