Why Aren’t Things Getting Better?




n. pl. elves (ĕlvz)

1. A small, often mischievous creature considered to have magical powers.

We like to tell ourselves the world is making great progress.  We’re making great strides forward toward a better and brighter future.  “How is it?” you ask.  Because of what?  Science?  It’s because we’re moving ahead technologically, but speeding backwards at light speed when it comes to humanity.  All our technology has done is to continue to tear us apart.  It’s taking away our souls.

Every invention we have…has made us weaker.

The invention of the car means you no longer walk from one place to another.  The DVR along with similar recording and streaming video devices, has not liberated us from television but has done the exact opposite.  We’ll watch a full season of a show in a night or two, in about 5 to 6 hours.


With the invention of the computer, we no longer try to solve math problems or bother to remember anything.  How many phone numbers would we know if we were to lose our cell phones today?

We say we are more advanced, but the majority of us don’t even know how to make any of basic things around us, so what does it really mean?

We can’t say we’ve advanced socially.

When we look around at the world, everything has gotten worse, but, we will still say we’re moving forward.  Racism, wars, famine, sickness and poverty just to name a few things, are still here.  None of those things have gotten any better.  People are still hating each other, killing each other, starving and are sicker than ever before.  We just drag out the sickness now and we hide the others better.

To wrap this up I’ll simply say this: Often times, what we think is making a situation better, is actually making it worse.

As for technology and science, in truth for what little most people know, it may as well be considered magic.  However most people have a basic understanding of the principal behind magic…

…it always come with a price.


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~ by underworldstudios on September 16, 2015.

2 Responses to “Why Aren’t Things Getting Better?”

  1. I love your drapery work. All that detail is sick!


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