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Alphabet of the early 21st Century

This changes with the ups and downs of society, but circa January 2009:
Based on google’s auto-predicting search features:

Amazon
Best buy
Craigslist
Dictionary
Ebay
Facebook
Google
Hotmail
Imdb
Jcpenny
Kohls
Lowes
Myspace
NFL
Obama
Photobucket
Quotes
Runescape
Sears
Target
Utube
Verizon wireless
Walmart
Xbox 360
Youtube
Zappos

Yeah.  How many could we live without?     Most.

ADDENDUM: As I predicted, this post received 15+ views since posting; most likely as a result of showing up in search results for the above.
I hate the internet.

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Two thoughts

based on discussions in one of my courses last year.

First:
“The society that sets us up for boredom and a soul-crushing existence also sets us up for addiction to luxuries like cheap processed foods and consumer goods to hold off depression.”

Second:
a critical Disconnect:

In Civilization: Job/Work = Money = Grocery store = Food.
In Nature/Uncivilization: Work = Food.

The Zen of John McCutcheon

The italicized lines are the chorus to “Kindergarten Wall”, a song I grew up listening to, and which I appreciate more and more the older I get.
Of all you learn here remember this the best:
Take these lessons to heart:

Don’t hurt each other and clean up your mess.
Be peaceful; Finish what you start, take responsibility for your actions.

Take a nap every day, wash before you eat
Rewild, and have plenty of time for relaxation; Take pride in hygiene.

Hold hands, stick together,
Practice Love; bonds of deep friendship are unbreakable.

Look before you cross the street.
Don’t rush into things; take the time to observe.

Remember the seed in the little paper cup:
First the root goes down, and then the plant grows up.

All junctures in the past have been preparations for the present—this moment;
We are products of our formative years, learn lessons and make something of them!