Posted by Ben Naga
As empires follow empires
A depressing sight
The technologies evolve
While the same mistakes recur
Posted on November 28, 2014, in Tanka and tagged Desire, Ego, Fear, History, Madness, Politics, Tanka, War. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
The repetition with or without progress with the sameness happening in an overwrought madness.
We can make a start by working on our personal lives. If everyone began doing that then we would see some improvement.
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The conflicts would become less intense if we all participated in the reflection of life’s actions and reactions. Trying to find camaraderie in circles. 🙂
We would start ripples that spread further and further. Ripples for concern for one another rather than for ourselves at the expense of others.
You’ve been reading my mind again…
It’s the same old song, just another verse, adding to the calamity that is human nature.
Another verse, then the chorus again. Gets to be a bit repetitive and boring. 😦
You’d think we would learn from our mistakes but we seem to make the same ones again and again.
Some of it seems to be engineered though. Have you ever seen “The Century of the Self”?
No, I hadn’t seen that, but I do believe it. They’ve certainly done a fine job of convincing Americans that their desires “overshadow their needs.”
Although it is 4 x 1 hour it is well worth watching if you can find it. Whose episodes have been on YT at one time, but not currently; just snippets. I bought a copy, having seen only a couple of the episodes when it was first screened on BBC here.
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