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Toys of your childhood
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What has been your highlight of the week?
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Climate on the brink?
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Matt
Jul 16, 2023
This may seem a bit glib, but I think that climate change is cyclical, in that it happens regularly over eons, and today's modern world has more interaction over the globe, and more ability to see changes. But if you take that progression into the past 500 years, 1000 years, 2000 years, I think that the people in those times would have seen or reported on climate changes as much as we do given our ability to in the modern world. But because humanity was very secular and did not see the whole picture our understanding of previous changes, and how the entire globe and ecology was affected by cyclical alterations, we have no history to go on aside from what is evident in testing of ice cores or previous scientific records. I do not disagree that climate change is happening, and that modern humanity has not escalated these changes, but I feel that it is all a global process that has happened time and time again, as a way of ensuring that the ecology has a 'refresh' for want of a better phrase, over eons. Evidence suggests that high soaring temperatures often precluded an ice age from my very basic understanding of the science, so are we just seeing first hand what happened millenia ago? But I'm no scientist, and don't pretend to be, but I am not overly worried and await the purge if you like, the world will turn again. And as humans we have to understand that our selfishness about the planet and our place in it should come from a place of accepting possible near extinction as part of a process that occurs, in the grand scheme of universal millenia, quite regularly... Perhaps that's a little depressive, but humans are not the be all and end all of existance. We're a mere blip, when you look at the reign of the dinosaurs. That being said, I don't think we can look away from the effect humanity has had in such a short existance on the planet, and as we made rapid changes, we need to affect a rapid response. But of course what is 'rapid'? 50-100 years to a human is a nanosecond to our planet. As long as the right steps are taken now for the future, we can rest easy. Not in our lifetime, or even our children's or even their children's children. But I certainly hope that the small changes that are being made now will continue and selfishness will recede. If not, perhaps global extinction, and then a fresh start.. After all, life.. uhhh... finds a way.
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What has been your highlight of the week?
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Matt
Jul 16, 2023
I guess this isn't a highlight for the lady it happened to, but I guess it was for me. I was travelling to work on the tram (I don't drive so public transport is my only option, and every day is a struggle, thank god for earbuds). As I was nearing work a lady collapsed, just fainted straight to the floor by me. Now I work in a hospital, so there were lots of nurses and medical staff on the tram. But only two of us stood up to help, me and another nurse. The lady regained consciouness quite quickly thankfully, but thew up all over herself and the floor. We reached a stop and the nurse and myself helped this lady off the tram into fresh air and the safety of the stop. We did our assessments together and ensured the lady was alright. I stayed with her while the nurse went off to get some sugars and fresh water from a nearby shop, leaving me to continue assessing the lady in case she collapsed again, and there wasn't anything more sinister going on for her. Thankfully she was alright; hadn't eaten, blood sugars were low, heat of the tram etc. had caused her to faint. She recovered quite well and I went on my way to work. A strange highlight I guess, but it bought home to me the importance of being a human and looking out for people, why I became a nurse years ago and still work in healthcare. Reflection immediately after was that I was very angry at the people on the tram who ignored the lady, but then I realised that not all of us have the confidence to step in (even though the majority were medical staff...). So I'm glad me and the other nurse were there, to do the right thing.
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