Friday, January 20, 2012
In the Presence of Fear
There were a couple ideas in Berry's essay that I found thought provoking. The first one was in VI. It says that "everything depends on innovation". It explained that technological innovations made things better and better. In some cases this is true because new innovations, especially technological innovations boost the economy. These days everyone is into technology so they are looking for the newest things which means they will buy whatever it is they want. The other idea that stuck out to me was in XXVII. When it said that "the first thing we must begin to teach our children (and learn ourselves) is that we cannot spend and consume endlessly. We have got to learn to save and conserve". I think this is very important because it is so true!