Location: Western Kentucky-Climate Unpredictable Zone 6b
posted 5 years ago
We have all heard the phrase "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" . Honest people are proud to admit they do just that . Scientists on the shoulders of Newton , Einstein , and Galileo . Musicians on the shoulders of Mozart , Woody Guthrie , and Lightning Hopkins . Comedians on the shoulders of Groucho , Carlin , and Richard Pryor . It is a way of humbly admitting that we were influenced by geniuses and tipping our hats to our predecessors .
The internet has given license to a new breed of critter . For instance , the people on reddit who start forums based on whining and complaining about talented people . They have to use pseudonyms . They don't seem to offer constructive alternatives or criticism . They develop personal and petty vendettas against talented folks . Narcissistically assuming others will join their whiney agenda . What a way to waste your day !
The media likes to label groups for marketing purposes . We have heard the labels "The Me Generation" , "Generation X" , etc. applied to us . I have coined the term "The Jerry Springer Generation" . I apply it to those that think that every dysfunctional thought and deed deserves the limelight . I certainly apply the term to those I have witnessed on reddit spending their days criticising good , intelligent , productive people helping the cause and science of permaculture . I peeked over there , I will spend my on-line time here .
I don't want to be a hater of the haters . This is more of a call to the lovers and poets who want to contribute . Hold up and venerate those that are leading the way . If criticism is needed make it constructive and offer constructive alternatives . Be proud to stand on the shoulders of giants . Let's not wallow around in the mud on their boots !
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Thank you Wayne...I agree...we do stand...or more appropriately, rest...in the arms of our ancestors...
I did not know what a "Reddit" was till last week...thought it was a "computer program" for "Paul Computer Wizard" types...so disappointed to find out it was nothing but a "brain cell muncher" and "black hole" of ever running "whiners and moaners." I went once...I saw little...I see no need to return...