Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Meet the New Now, Same as the Old Now

"Nowopia."  That's the term I coined to describe the serial focus on new "crises" and scandals to the exclusion of "old" crises and scandals (and advancing crises and scandals).

People need to learn how to solve the current crisis/scandal before moving on to the next one.  Who knows, maybe taking that kind of approach will solve the next crisis/scandal before it actually "happens" (the trick being that the next crisis/scandal is just another consequence of the last one).

Bitching about the latest crisis accomplishes nothing but an empty adrenaline high, which is why you immediately look for the next one.

Refuse to be manipulated.  Don't let the emphasis on "now" be the boss of you.