Originally posted by Great King Rat
The BBC made a not-too-bad movie about a possible Yellowstone eruption some years ago. I'm not sure how scientifically correct most of it is and there are some boring parts but some of the visuals are pretty impressive.
Is it weird that a part of me hopes that this eruption will happen in my lifetime?
It's a bit like the feeling you get standing near a high cliff that tells you
to just step off into space.
It's why documentaries on disasters are so popular.
There is this tiny little voice in the back of your head that wants to see
disasters and chaos... Plus we can daydream, about how if only we were
there we could save everyone and sort it all out.
I get it with all the global warming stuff... There is this little voice [I repeatedly
stamp on] that wants to see huge warming with the ice caps melting just to
see all the chaos... and also to say "I told you so" to all the people who
deny global warming today.
I think that that is perfectly normal...
The problems come when people start listening to the little voice...
Never listen to the little voice.