We should be aware of potential threats and harmful trends in the world, but, rather than focus on them and allow ourselves to be dragged into negativity, perhaps it would be better to concentrate on improving our daily lives and those around us.
On this morning's BBC News, I read about people's coffee addiction increasing—so much that manufacturers are considering adding it to children's sweets as well as their drinks. In another article, children are abusing others in increasing numbers according to a children's charity. One reason seems to be that they're copying porn site behavior. Why are children able to watch this type of material anyway?
Then, there are indiscriminate bombings all over the world. Just recently twelve people were killed by a bomb placed in a rickshaw. This followed other separatist attacks in Pakistan. One bombing in February killed 120 people and an earlier attack in January killing dozens of bystanders. Did such things go on before individuals had the bomb-making technology and we were able to follow each atrocity in the news? Or, do people want to read about killings—like the one yesterday in the UK where a serving soldier was hacked to death while his murderers filmed their action?
Archeological findings interest me most, especially when I can learn more about mankind's past.
According to BBC News, in Mexico, diggers have found 4,926 well-preserved cave paintings in the north-eastern region of Burgos. The images in red, yellow, black and white depict humans, animals and insects, as well as skyscapes and abstract scenes. The paintings were found in 11 different sites - but the walls of one cave were covered with 1,550 scenes. The area in which they were found was previously thought not to have been inhabited by ancient cultures. The paintings suggest that at least three groups of hunter-gatherers dwelled in the San Carlos mountain range. See some of the paintings here.
In the Sixties, Van Daniken claimed aboriginal cave paintings depicted travelers to Earth because of the white circles enclosing their heads. The Swiss author, best known for his controversial claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, wrote books such as Chariots of the Gods?
I can't wait to hear the explanation for the Mexican skyscapes.