Hello, my name is Moraymint; thanks for looking in to my weblog. For what it’s worth, the clue to where I live is in my blog name and in the images on this page (as if you hadn’t guessed). That’s my gundog in the banner picture, by the way, on the beach near my home. Why do I blog? Well, because I’ve developed, shall we say, a mild anxiety about where the world’s heading these days. I’m anxious primarily for my children. I find myself wondering what sort of lives they’ll lead compared to the life that I’ve been so fortunate to have led thus far? I wonder if I can or should do anything to prepare them for a world which I feel rather strongly will look and feel quite different to the world that I’ve seen and experienced during this past 30 years or so of fully fledged adulthood. ‘Anxious’ is a negative term, of course. So, to counter that negativity, through this blog, I’d like to facilitate some discussion – hopefuly lively (and polite and civilised) discussion – about where we are, where we want to go and how we’re going to get there … as individuals, as families and communities, as a society. I’m talking about how to make the most of life here, by the way. I may be a wee bit anxious about what’s happening all around us these days (economically, environmentally, politically, socially), but I’m keen to understand how my children should prepare themselves for the future, and how I can help them to develop an awareness of the issues that might impact on their lives as they venture forth.
The ‘issues’ that I’m talking about can be distilled down to 3 critical aspects of our lives today: mankind’s insatiable appetite for ‘energy’; mankind’s interaction with the ‘environment’; and how these two aspects of our lives relate to how we behave – and how we behave is really what ‘economics’ is all about. In analysing and discussing these ‘Three Es’, if you like, I’m echoing the way that Chris Martenson views the world; check him out over at ‘Peak Prosperity’.
But that’s not all! You can’t discuss how the world is likely to shape up and how you might help prepare your children for their own lives without touching on some other pretty important subjects: like philosophy and religion (I’m an atheist as it happens); like politics; like what makes you laugh (and cry); like times past and memories that you cherish; like banter with friends; like your favourite things; like life, the universe and everything. So, this blog could well end up all over the place, but am I bothered? Nope.
Anyway, that’s me, Moraymint. Concerned about energy, the economy and the environment; concerned about how to prepare my children for ‘interesting times’. I hope you’ll discuss these important things with me and with others who join us on this blog.
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