Monthly Archives: November 2020

Poem For A Better World

The world can be a happy place filled with joy and glee

Every human action eliciting reaction

Kindness pouring through us all

We can have a place with differences understood

Doors open to all

The world becoming ever better

Till we reached it all

There are many people working for a better world but I think effective altruists might be the group doing so most effectively. I first got hooked when I read the following article:

The Most Efficient Way to Save a Life – The Atlantic

Life’s endless competition

Compete compete we have to compete

Else we’re seen as dead beat

Compete for each thing we so need

I don’t want this

I want to retreat

But this might lead people to under the weeds

Perhaps not all is like this

I hope they exist

Harmonious places where there’s no need to compete

Too many times into the abyss

I stared into the abyss one too many times
Tried to believe in things which aren’t and things which can’t
Their spectre now haunts my mind
Having lost touch with solid ground

I fell into epistemological despair
What is real and what is up for grabs
I did regain my faith in truth
Though somewhat diminished under new light

Next the years went flying by
A few times madness popped in to say hi
The world conspired against me, so it seemed
Tracking my moves through the clouds small waves
Waiting for a chance to bring me down
Just with the things I’ve done online

Now I’ve recovered at least a bit
My recent outburst was brief and swift
Sure it was still an ordeal
But I’ve dealt with it in what seems the right way

The future doesn’t look so bright as it once did
But in the end I still live