This morning I woke early and biked to the local farmers market. Maybe I should clarify that it is a high quality farmers market. In Swiss, there is the BIO brand where the standards are higher than what one might get in any American supermarket. I wanted to get a bunch of images that I could use for some Agrowbox ideas.
Aside from looking a bit odd with my unshaven morning face, baseball cap and clothes I threw on – I looked even odder asking for permission to take images of what amounts to food and vegetables in boxes.
“Why do you want to take images of vegetables that were just picked for?”
I did my best in my limited German to explain, but I just went and said, “I have an idea I am working on.” People seemed to be fine with that, but thought it odd, "why not people?"
Basically, I still feel out of place here. The language barrier is simply bringing me mentally down to about a 7 year old's level while my mind is working on a system with Augmanity that requires no language for people to understand each other with what amounts to the closest thing i can come up with sans bionic parts for the human mind and body - What irony?
In the past few days, I have been in conversations that I am guessing are how normal life goes? People are talking about people, who is fat, who is rich, who is skinny…it just make me feel more out of place, as I spend most of my time wanting to talk about ideas, concepts and things to help make the world better for people. It is a bit like being an outcast on a remote island.
As we all search for the meaning of life. I think we can agree that perfect love would be the goal. The problem is that mankind and each of us is in a very different space and path for us to all love each other en mass or as a collective whole. It probably always will be this way.
The sad part is that it doesn’t have to be this way. We simply choose, either via ignorance, selfishness, or living in a world of fear that something might go wrong, or one might get hurt for simply loving – just because that is what they chose to do.
Instead, much of the world loves with conditions.
Is that really love?