Never once having regretted time out in nature examining the environment, it is amazing to see how thoughts and perceptions grow.
Lately, there has been a lot of time listening to lectures by Noam Chompsky. Many of the issues are focused on disposable populations and superfluous populations of human beings, countries committing human rights violations, and how funding and business benefits from these issues.
A recent lecture was talking about Adam Smith liberalism and how it has grossly changed and been distorted by propaganda and business practices of the last century. One thing in particular that stuck with me during this lecture was the desire of humans to be free and how free humans have the potential to reach ultimate enlightenment. The discussion mentioned that slaves, surfs, and people subjected to corporate culture who do not have cultural and moral resources of freedom do not get the ability to truly be free. A great example brought up was the indigenous peoples subjected to imperialism. Many indigenous peoples were willing to die with less material and financial freedom because they had reached a truly democratic way of life. This was possible because of cultural and moral resources that allowed for freedom.
Hearing that a free-man is probably more artistic and efficient in ways that exceed bureaucratic centralization and product lines haw also been food for great thought.
In this photo it was a circumstance of timing and external observation. Not to forget a lot of luck. Using the Nikon D3300 and setting up manual settings with this DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) I only got one photo. This was the result of going for a walk around a small park in Kanuma not to far from where I reside and watching the bugs partake in their own activity.
Unrelated to the social discussion and philosophy of Noam Chompsky, but a mental correlation noted to freedom, or being free, Star Talk Radio had a great podcast recently. The episode was named, "What Makes Us Human," The discussion between scientists and comedians came down to the unique intelligence of humans. But a wise lady interjected that for humans to have an egocentric view of intelligence that came from millions of years of genetic curiosity and evolution should not discredit the success and existence of other species.
At this I wonder if genetic intelligence and the wilderness of other species would be able to be called a freedom in itself where cultivation and potential is made available to nature in ways humans do not comprehend.
I hope enjoy the written musings and the photo. Please feel free to comment and reach out.