Sunday, March 13, 2011

Like the World is Ending

My heart goes out to Japan.

When I woke up to the news, all I could think was whether the world really is coming to an end...whether 2012 was a wrong year and maybe it was 2011 and not 2012... I mean, the earthquake in Japan and tsunami in the Pacific Ocean AND all the uprisings in the Middle East.

I am not saying that I am right and I am not saying that I really think the world is coming to an end.

But all I could think of was how this could be the end of capitalism. Yes, and I was singing in my head "Capitalism is falling down, falling down, falling down. Capitalism is falling down, my fair lady."

An Economic Bit:
I am going to speak about economics for a bit, because at the end of the day, it is what I do.

If technology is what shifts a country's PPF curve upward (After having reached maximum capacity) so the country can grow, and if Japan is technology central, or the technology capital of the world if I am to speak in more formal terms...

Then, if Japan is to recover in let's say 3-5 years, technology generation will slow down, and accordingly no new technologies will be applies to production techniques, efficiency will not increase, and global production will not be able to keep up with population growth.

I know this is a very grim view. But, let's assume I am right.

If I am right, then a crisis might happen, and that crisis to come would be the mirror image of what happened in the US Financial crisis- such that the financial crisis has caused demand shortages or collapse, the Japanese technological crisis would be a crisis of supply.

And so, Capitalism is falling down.

End of economic bit.




Now, what I want to say is that, it might not really be the end of the world, but it feels like it, it seems like it is the end of the world. Maybe the universe is trying to tell us that it's time. It is time to stop procrastinating and putting all our plans or hopes or dreams on hold. It is time to rise up, rise up and never be the same again. It is time for something new.

It is time to dare.

It is time to finally do it. And no, there's no time for us to wait- not tomorrow, do it today. Do something new everyday, or something old you've wanted to do for a while. Anything! Just do something, because there is no time for waiting. Nothing waits.

8 comments:

Emma :) said...

This is lovely.

sfd said...

Oh, this post came just at the right time, all of this week I have been thinking and thinking about my long list of small, but achievable, things I have always wanted to do and never bothered to do anything about and all I've managed so far was to get really cross with myself! :D But, instead of being just cross with myself I'm now starting to pour that energy into doing something about this, don't want to waste any more time :)

Veronika (http://www.constantworkinprogress.com)

Ratz said...

You know Sara, I did think of this. It does look like the world is on the brink of something bigger than what just happened. The chaos is non stop. Just when the world had faced the Middle East, now we have this catastrophe at our hand. It is difficult to continue to find the positive in all this... so so difficult. I do hope we can soon see the sunshine through this mist of fear and disbelief.

Winnie said...

I agree. It's so scary seeing unrest in the middle east and then all these natural disasters. The world has definitely witnessed some dark days. They say that things get worse before they get better, well all I can say is that it needs to get better Soon!

tywo said...

You inspire me. You are smart, beautiful, brave, God-fearing, and lovely.
May God be with us all. I pray for Japan.
We should all just live every second like it's our last.
All my love.


LOVE!

Taylor said...

Economics is one thing that has always confused me, but since I am taking a course now I believe that you are on the right track. I think in a way capitalism is failing. Which is so grim and depressing and scary. In America it seems that there is no cure for the recession (or whatever it is). And with Japan, one of the world's largest economies, what we will do know? Japan is a great ally to the US. And production of anything technological will be more expensive, and less easy to find. It is so sad.

Do you really think the world is ending in 2012?

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what a great blog! I`m so happy I found it! Here is so many inspirations and I love it! <3

Have a nice time,
Paula

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