Practical issue 10


Practicality is often discussed, yet even amongst the most intelligent thinkers, it is rarely achieved. The notion of practicality has in itself become a theoretical construct, and one that society has never put into practice. The impartiality of our world and the systems that govern us is omnipresent. There is nothing practical about our justice systems – tarnished with human bias incriminating the innocent. There is nothing practical about our medical systems thriving on gaining wealth from the sick. There is nothing practical about our economic systems or our modes of behaviour.

Every year for the past decade, a new iPhone has been released, each time better and faster, featuring new technologies that render it only more practical. Yet every year for the past decade, our fellow human beings have continued to work in factories, coping with strenuous and inhumane conditions, and still making little to no money.

Every year for the past decade, expensive universities have admitted students, educated and developed their young minds, and then sent them off into the world; every year for the past decade, students have graduated from university, into a world with fewer and fewer jobs, steadily increasing unemployment rates.Every year for the past decade, wars have raged on as people gather behind false leaders with money and wealth on their minds. How and when can our society begin to be practical?


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