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I'm David Brittain, aged 76, English and living in Essex on the beautiful coast of East Anglia in the UK. I'm a low income retired pensioner with a selection of dreary ailments with which I definitely won't bore you, and a selection of opinions and slant-wise outlooks on life to offer that I definitely hope could interest you. Being a bit slow off the mark, when I registered on this website I didn't realise that that its focus is mainly towards an American audience. Nevertheless it could be helpful to draw your average American's gaze beyond the shores of your huge beautiful country; that is assuming there is such a thing as an average American.
I was born with a psychological defect that has haunted me throughout my life: I have never seen the point of living a competitive lifestyle. At school chasing a ball around a freezing cold football field held no point or charm for me. Later this defect stalled the valiant efforts of parents, teachers, and employers to instil or awaken a competitive streak in yours truly; it just wasn't there to awaken. The result of course was that I have never made the ruthless climb to the higher strata of employment but have frequently observed the negative effect on people who have made that bitter climb. The drawback with any competition is that the hopes and dreams of fellow competitors have to be ignored, and so the only people who gain are the few winners and the ones who hold the competition. A wise man once said that "competition is the province of the ignorant, and cooperation is the province of the wise', and yet the only time groups cooperate with each other is when in competition with other groups. Our leaders, the Media in its many forms, the commercial and financial worlds, in fact all who gain from the population's widespread deeply instilled competitive drive make sure that it enters and dominates every aspect of our lives. A result of lacking the competitive streak has isolated and converted me into becoming an observer who observes a mankind completely and implacably in competition with itself. In that role "tongue in cheek' I shall from time to time offer you a few of my observations and will look forward to your comments.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Charity sans Clarity
A diatribe about the ruthles way High-pressure sales businesses are exploiting Charities' appeals for funds.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 7, 2018 Confused Mankind
Unfortunately, mankind's minds have been infected down the past generations and will continue to be infected down the future generations. Only as freethinking individuals could we of this current generation alter this negative situation.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, February 17, 2014 A struggle to believe
A viewpoint from the UK; we all currently exist amid a cloud of doubt and suspicion that our leaderships' thinking and ideas are limited to getting through their 5 year term of office, and that they are completely baffled by this changing world.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 6, 2012 A Tool named Ridicule.
We all know that conspiracy theories abound on the Internet, and to dare use the title "New World Order' is to invite ridicule as being the unreal products of fevered imaginations. Obviously the whole point of a conspiracy is to strictly limit knowledge of it to the conspirators who dreamed up the conspiracy in the first place,
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 30, 2010 Oh how glad I am that I am aged 73
This is an article describing an English pensioner's take on the UK government's latest utterances or:
how to become dazzled by UK governmental applied logic