Optimistic vs Pessimistic

I try to be optimistic about my future.  Sure, I am going to make mistakes, but I hope I am smart enough to not make catastrophic mistakes.  It is much more difficult to be optimistic about the future of our species when it is filled with so many stupid people.

In the mid-1950s, our country had the brightest minds creating and implementing the B2 spy plane.  This thing flies so high that, without a pressure suit, the pilot’s blood would boil.  That was 1955!  We figured out how to put people in space just a few years later!  Less than a decade after the first man being put into space, we walked on the moon.  Less than a decade!

What have we done since?  Nothing much.  Yeah, we created the Internet and found out a lot more about the universe, but I would argue that made things worse.  The Internet full of more useless information than useful.  It is like we stagnated after a major milestone.  Stagnation breeds disease and parasites.

When we are more worried about posting a picture of our kids taking a shit on five different mediums on the Internet instead of trying to better ourselves, we have problems.  I am no saint in that arena, but at least I feel like a piece of shit when I decide to waste time on worthless things while my grass needs mowed.  Our laziness just exasperates our problems.  We not even care our world is turning to shit.  We just shrug our shoulders and click “Like” on the next thing we see on the Internet.