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#11 ski3pin

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 04:30 PM

teledork, thank you sharing your insightful views as a resident of the eastern Sierra, many of which I share. I've been deeply involved in local issues over the years and have, basically, ended up frustrated with the political process. I have given up. I have seen meaningful attempts at long term solutions pushed aside. I have repeatedly told local agency officials, "Show me your decision is what's best for the land and I'll be your strongest supporter." Over and over I've seen the final decision obviously based on other interests. I have yearned for someone with courage to break that trend. I have given up.

 

I have little hope for a rebirth of outdoor users with "a soul." A lack of any attention span, short term gratification, and no responsibility, sadly, appear to be the norms these days.

 

I will stay in my hole and only occasionally poke my head out.


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#12 AWG_Pics

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 04:35 PM

Teledork and Monte,

 

It is very hard to cope with the maddening crowds. In so many ways. Thanks for your efforts

 

Our modern construct of government and business relies on economic growth and expansion to keep things going. If future growth projections are flatlined, then maintaining current infrastructure and services becomes unsustainable. I don't know how, or if, we can get ourselves out of this situation. After a long career of trying to repair environmental damages and interacting with hundreds, more likely thousands, of elected officials at all levels, my take-away is they do not have the tools or the citizen mandate to change course voluntarily. However, natural events, processes and forces will sort us out eventually. Whether or not we will be around to see the outcome, well... remains to be seen.

 

Meanwhile I will try to respectfully explore and enjoy the wild lands as long as I can.

 

Best wishes in your journeys.

 

Tony


Edited by AWG_Pics, 11 May 2022 - 04:40 PM.

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#13 teledork

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 05:14 PM

 

 

Our modern construct of government and business relies on economic growth and expansion to keep things going. If future growth projections are flatlined, then maintaining current infrastructure and services becomes unsustainable. 

 

And if nothing changes nothing is "sustainable". Nearly every day I count my blessings that I am not young and I have no offspring. 


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#14 teledork

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 05:21 PM

 

I have little hope for a rebirth of outdoor users with "a soul." A lack of any attention span, short term gratification, and no responsibility, sadly, appear to be the norms these days.

 

 

That is the very sad truth. I became an educator more than 40 years ago because I thought I could inspire, that I could "be the change I wanted to see". I only rarely poke my head out now too. 


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