The following was a tea fueled monologue after a night of serving tea at Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
I felt excited at our future.
A lot of friends showed appreciation, and I think it's only fair that you also read what I wrote.
We've entered into an awkward generation of culture where instant access is both making the ignorant more vocal and the compassionate more conscious of their voice.
Now the kind are silent and the thoughtless are easily seen. It seems like things have changed, but really, we are just seeing them easier.
This rocky generation of awkward kindness and loud ignorance is potentially a precursor to a generation of not just compassion, but awareness and openness.
Presently: We can't ignore that animals suffer and factory farming is a cancer. humans are complicated; gender and sexuality are myriad, not dichotomous. That governments both local and abroad try their best to violate our rights, and have started failing, because of visibility and connectivity.
That we CAN feed the world, and cure disease, and get into outer space. Because SOMEONE is going to have a *instant desert garden* or *CO2 scrubbing bacteria* or *solar generated/electric car* kickstarter campaign and win the world's trust.
All the while the wet towels will point out the problems with solar roadways and zero point energy machines. Because we care. That's connectivity.
Suddenly, because of connectivity, we are more conscious of sexual harassment and bigotry. That makes us more careful in the short term. But then after enough years of growth, communication, and resources that educate us, we have relationships that thrive better than ever.
Open. Honest. Compassionate.
I don't know about you. I'm excited. Because EVERYTHING is changing. And I think the final product will be AMAZING.
- Signed, Pu-Erh.
I've drank so much Pu-erh tonight I may as well be signing my name as the product of my thoughts.