Sometimes you take a break. You don’t do something for a while. Then, when it’s time to get back in the saddle you hesitate. You’re not sure what to do. You go blank.

I feel as though we’ve taken too long a break since we, the collective we, decided to act on something. I do believe that 9/11 was a missed opportunity to bring us all together, the collective we, to act on behalf of humanity. For a brief moment at the end of 2011, most of the planet was on the same page. We were all outraged, Jews, Arabs, Indians, Pakistanis, Sunni, Shia, Cubans and Americans. We know what happened though. that opportunity to bring the world together was squandered. But what now? What next? When next?

Blankness is a state of numbness, a feeling of being lost without impetus to do something of consequence. And that, friends, is where I feel we are. We are putting out fires as the flames rise rather than trying to prevent them in the first place. We are jumping from one geopolitical crisis to the next. We are constantly kicking the can of climate change, water and resource consumption down the road. We are not acting. We are blank.

Obviously, if an asteroid were hurtling at the Earth right now, leaving us 10 years to find a solution, we would all come together and act. What a shame! It’s sad to think that we need the doomsday machine to kick in before we come together in the middle. We should be holding hands now, not on the eve of destruction. But again, how?

I have some ideas; I’m writing a book about it. Not to be coy, but I think that there are paths out of this darkness, the key is to first shine some light so that we can see how messy our room has become.

That’s it for today. No major breakthrough to announce. No game changing solution. Just a wake up call to all of us who have slumbered into a state of inactivity.

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Cemil Alyanak

Communicator. Perception analyst. Filmmaker. Photographer. Senior Policy Advisor. Amateur Radio Operator. Military officer. Pilot. Adventure biker. Husband and dad.

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