I’ll directly get to the point – I tried to clean windows, yesterday and it was one of the biggest failures one can imagine. I not only made matters worse, but no matter what I tried, the situation was deteriorating quickly. At first, there were just some strokes left, but then when I tried to get rid of them, there were more and more appearing. In a few minutes, my windows looked like nebulae – you couldn’t see much from them, except for refracting light. After trying to fix the situation (to no avail), I called a cleaning company (Cleanster – you can check them out here) to deal with this for me.
While I was waiting for them to come, I started thinking about the reality of this situation – me, a commoner, just called a professional cleaning company (hire hand) to do work for me in order to get paid. This is happening seamlessly and without it being strange or something. Such a thing wouldn’t have been possible 100 years ago. We live in a really great time – what was considered exclusive in the past is now accessible to almost everyone. And when you think about it – this is just it – what is exclusive today will probably be normal in the future. The same goes for knowledge. What the smartest people in the world thought a few hundred years back, now every 5th-grader knows. It’s really interesting how things develop like that in time.
But when you think about it – time really doesn’t change anything, doing things does. If you want things to change, you have to do something about it. I think this is one of the biggest problems of our society – nobody does anything. Our development is so much slower than it could be, it’s ridiculous. We waste so much time doing things we don’t want to do and we don’t pursue things that truly matter. So many things we could be doing and so little of them we actually do. It’s sad we are wasting our lives like that. Nobody likes how things are, but nobody is doing anything about it, either. Our biggest problem is our mentality. If we manage to change that, we can change the world. Is it really so hard for being nice to be people, and I mean genuinely nice, helping other, to be considered normal? Is it really so outrages to live in peace? Are we really this primitive and incapable not being selfish? Why are we still suffering this oppression? Oh, well, I guess my words can’t change the way you think so I guess I will have to just get used to it. Peace.