Tuesday, December 9, 2008

the Web.

The following few entries correlate with last night's entry (Dec. 8th) regarding noise, but focus more on its affects on a larger scale -- on the nation, and society as a whole; on youth and adults alike; on the world.

Our society is growing ever-steadily more connected. Advances in technology are linking us in ways philophers of the past perhaps never thought imaginable. It has become so even in the comfort of our own homes.

Picture this: the world is a giant spiderweb of singular beauty, made up of billions of tiny, little, delicate strands of silk not dissimilar to we as people. This Web has been spun since the beginning of time -- since the great Author himself created the void in which the Web was first birthed-- it's design and purpose beautiful. Each delicate strand serves in their own unique function, contributing in small, yet crucial, ways to the Web. For millennia the Web continued to grow outward, spun by the Master, until, quite suddenly, there was no more void in which to expand. Yet the spinning still continues. And as time drives ever on, the Web fast approaching its imminent and predetermined end, these strands begin to become closer and closer together, tighter knit and exceedingly crowded. With the addition of new strands over the centuries, and the necessary losses, the Web has reached a stage in its development where there is no apparent space between the strands. Indeed, they are cramped, and spun one on top of the other. A strand's individual domain in the Web has seemingly been done away with. There is always constant, persistent connection with other strands in the Web due to this sudden "inward" expansion (to wit, the sudden expansion of technology, or the interest of expanding, figuratively, in connection rather than a physical outward expansion).

At first this cluttered and cramped association is frowned upon by the strands, most of them quite displeased in the sudden change of pace and space. Until it becomes the norm, the standard even, and it is widely accepted all throughout the Web. Time still marches on, and the Web becomes ever more and more conjoined. The strands learn to adapt and soon grow to love their current condition -- even crave it, incessantly, insatiably.

That's not to say this inward expansion is entirely a bad thing. For, in truth, the Web was created in the beginning by the Author, definite in design and purpose. Everything that occurs on the Web happens for a very particular and certain reason, and is performed to meet some end, be it minute or tremendous, visibly (to those who observe) directed by His hand.

It is from the choices made by each individual strand that the bad comes forth - for indeed nothing comes from the Author that is not good. It is in the habits and desires of the "adapting" strands that the negative is made apparent. In this case, the inward expansion of the Web which has caused, and will continue to cause, a very constant connection and resulting desire for communication, does hold true purpose amidst the initial and more evident negative affects.

For instance, the most prevalent is that connection denotes unity, and how very true this is. Harmony, oneness, good will, and affinity can naturally spring forth from connection.

Then what is it, you may ask, about the "inward expansion" of the Web that troubles me so?

Suffice it to say, for tonight, that I resent the overbearance of some certain strands (not the Web as a whole) in their persistent communications, as well as their (most likely) blind involvement in the rapid spreading of the most contagious Disease in the world today.


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