Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1103: Change

Less tired. Being less tired is good. It is an improvement and I like feeling improved.

I went for a walk this morning and I saw the passing of time. Places that were once smaller are now bigger and look very different, and some parts of the area around me I don’t recognise as being something I recognsise. Sure, they still are in the same suburb, but these are buildings that no longer fit an area that I have known for many years.

Things change and change is inevitable, but we need to think about what we do and do not affect, and who we leave behind when change comes. Change should not exclude, and gainperhaps it should not also impact the feel of an area. It should be inclusive and expansive, and it should lift us up to a better position. Change should allow people to feel safe and comfortable and allow a view of the sky for all and not just some. When we look at the sky we should not be seeing buildings enclosing around us from all sides.

I think about change and how it seems to push people away from an area; mostly those who can no longer afford to live in an area, but of course there are others who are pushed out too and they should not be excluded.

If all we’re doing is changing things for the pursuit of personal gain, are we really offering anything other than a superficial gesture?

I think about change… not that much, actually, but I’m thinking about it right now. I’m thinking about its existence and how it leads to a lot of things. I’m thinking about how the promise of change can lead to a lot of hope and end with a great deal of disappointment, and I think about how change often is wielded callously, and that worries me. However, at the present moment I am unable to do anything about that. Maybe soon I will be able to, but right now is not a time when I can do much of anything.

Anyway, I think I’ve said all I can about the issue. This form of writing doesn’t really allow for a great exploration of the subject, but I do worry about how change can makes things far too expensive for people to be able to function in a healthy manner. I worry about how history and shape and form can get erased for structures that often appear tacky and tasteless, though I also imagine that this is a complaint a lot of generations and people have.

Change should also incorporate better protection and strengthening of animal habitat and ecosystems, or at least facilitate their ongoing stability.

Really though, change should be focused more on habitat restoration and protection of ecosystems, as well as their further incorporation into urban environments over building more buildings unless those buildings also facilitate restoration and protection, but that’s another thing for another day. For now, that’s all.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:52:88

Slow speed. Or fast. I don’t know right now.

I feel as though this is too vague and also a bit unfocused. Maybe I should come back to this at some point in the future and flesh it out.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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