I recently read The Circle which I note is being released as a movie later this year. You can find Margaret Attwood’s review of the book here .
I am also watching ‘Continuum” on Netflix – not exactly riveting television but definitely some very interesting reflections on ethics and what the future could look like depending on the decisions we make in the here and now .
“Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.” …… Alice Walker
We are being asked to make many of the decisions now that are being played out in The Circle and Continuum and in movies like Eye in the Sky
The Happy Hens caged egg scenario is the current example. Its a tough world out there for the hen whether she lives in a cage, a barn or gets to graze on pasture.
Life is risky for her.Being in the situation where I do know the stats – there are genuine reasons to house hens in cages – lets not beat up the farmers who do this well.
Are caged hens happy – would you be happy living in a cage?. Your kidding you say yet lots of us do live in “cages” in fact we probably all do, some more than others.
Too many humans live in cages like structures in our modern world
We have many restrictions on our everyday lives and everyday those restrictions increase and others are making our decisions for us.
For me its time to stop demonising the farmer and the system and get comfortable about the choices we make everyday. Most of the time there are no right and wrong choices just the best choices at that point in time.
The future isn’t a place we just get to go – it is a place we get to create. Together.