I have just returned from my Wednesday adult morning class, where I witnessed one of the most heated debates I have ever seen.
The topic? Health care. But more generally, how to rule the world.
If I didn’t know it before, I’m now convinced that the world is full of an infinite number of problems, none of which will ever be solved. The reasons for this are pretty clear:
- We can’t predict the future, so we can never be certain of the outcome of a potential solution.
- People have really strong opinions but for the most part don’t know what they’re talking about.
- Because they are human beings, politicians are easily influenced by powerful corporations, their own greed, poor judgment, what have you.
It’s illogical to think that we’re any more screwed now that we have been in the past, but it certainly feels that way. I am apprehensive for a future of melting glaciers, China as a super-power, and sustained economic instability.
How much faith can I put in my government (and in governments around the world) to make smart choices?