perhaps it is me, or perhaps what I am seeing and experience in moving through various time zones and countries is there Is a sense of “don’t-care-I-tis” in the world? I really don’t know how to describe it, other than everyone has a singular focus on self, and the larger social construct doesn’t even appear to be in many folks vision. the world is becoming ruder, more distrusting, and in the united states I think some fear is simply being covered over with pride and folks are staring at one tiny spot on the planet, and not realizing there is more?
maybe I will write about a simple email exchange I had in the states as it really highlights the lunacy of people with communication. I was explaining the term “cherry picking” to someone, as it simply means you just take the easy low hanging fruit and really don’t bother working to get all the fruit tree offers, much less take care of the ground, soil, roots, and nutrition of it. it seems this is our new way of doing business – if it doesn’t pay dividends in that Nano-second, people don’t want to take the time to build much of anything.
it is the same reality I found in the USA with maker spaces. I honestly felt they would be a larger part of the market and/or have more people interested in making things – particularly now that the cost of tools and the need to master skills has been glossed over with computer software and design.
it seems more folks want to talk about an idea, rather than build it. there is nothing wrong with that – yet, the question is more about innovation, iterations, invention, and the reality that most ideas just don’t come out like a perfectly ripened piece of fruit that you pick off a tree
to get something really good or valuable in anything usually requires a lot of effort, persistence, and successes and failure.
now that I am thinking about it, I did come up with some trials for controlled ag with fruit trees yesterday. there are a few other things I want to try and test – but this will be the realm from going from the simplistic greens, microgreens and flowering plants into more of the testing and trials for something a bit more complex in trying to get the fruits and root crops to efficiently grow. it’s an issue the planet will have should some climate catastrophe happen, in that the rice, corn, oats, and other staples of the world nutritional needs are not something you put inside giant vertical or CEA farms and ever think it will currently make a profit.
but I guess that is the beauty of life – I listen and hear folks ramble on about how great they do this or that – and when I stick them in a lab in the USA – many really don’t have a clue outside of talking, writing, or thinking about it.
I guess I am more interested in a world that is constantly doing and moving forward.
when I was younger, I thought the point of life was to make a bunch of money, get lots of things and then spend it all on fun things and “stuff” to fill whatever desires I had.
today, it is a very different path – minimal because I realize “what is the point of owning lots of things if you are going to be dead soon and can’t take anything with you” and then there is the thinking about bigger things and how can one use all this technology to help humans, even if I think the world is probably going to use a lot of it for fear or ego-based uses.
life is indeed a mystery – the day you stop learning and say, “I have arrived or I know it all…” that is the day you should start to worry about yourself.
okie dokie- now back to thinking about the indoor trees….have a great day.