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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Keep Going...

I've decided to cut off on using my social networks lately - Facebook, Twitter, etc. This isn't because I wwant to be a recluse or to withdraw from the world... or the cyber-world... but because I found that these were fast becoming a waste of my time and energy. especially given my current lifestyle where I need to balance work and study with the potential of burnout... so let me just say I need to identify my priorities. And updating my profile or tweet don't really help in completing my workload!

Perhaps I need to feel more in control lately. I already have to plan my transport schedule, my work hours and my tasks because if I don't - let's just say I'll be in trouble! One thing I've learned since acquiring my impairments is that one way to be effective is to plan ahead or as the Boy Scouts put it "Be Prepared!". Ok, I'm not always on top of things and there are a couple of areas where I slip and fail to reach my targets. Thankfully, I donn't slip literally since if I did slip, I probably would end up carpeted to the floor until someone passes by and helps me up.

But...

Inasmuch as I hope to be in charge of my life, recently I have become more aware of the limits we have. And this applies to both disabled and non-disabled people. Well, if you listen to the news ... earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China... and now volcanic ash has been causing problems to air travel in Europe - although things are now better and flights are almost back to normal. Although this also means the massive pollution caused by jet engines has resumed.

Life is unpredictable - more so because the volcana erupting is in Iceland... not a place I would have associated with lava and heat. But then, it's said that snow falls in parts of the desert. Anyway, my point is that this world is uncertain and any pretense that we can control it is but wishful thinking. But we're doing a 'great' job destroying it I'm afraid...

No, I'm not about to worry myself to dead about whether these events are the signs of the end. Indeed, I will go on with my life and help where I can to minimise the damage we've done to the environment. But, not to sound, fatalistic, the end - if it has to come - will come. Of course, it will come sooner if politicians, world leaders and owners of petroleum industries continue downplaying the seriousness of ecological human impact.

But now back to my life...