History of new and old world images are not the same. What does this view of the world, notwithstanding its maps portend for human habitation of earth?


History of world volatility comes in many forms. Human civilizations created, whether present, past, or those now extinct, have been victims of volatility. Please, bear with me. I am bringing the big picture into play. As you read this article, remember we are not alone. We have never been in any way, shape or form. People who have tried to convince me we are has amazed me to no end.

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Much of it comes from old world history. Of course, volatility of earth events are variable in extremes, yet constant over time. It is time to open a door long ignored. Humans tend to forget so soon. Sometimes, almost if not all, evidence is lost due to cataclysms that occur on earth and war.

This author is speaking out for the record that the human condition has pretty much remained the same. We used to carry a ‘club’ to make our way. Now, we carry a ‘tablet’ to make our way. It is technology that has been, is, and will be the continued the focused point of view in this article.

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History of new and old world images are not the same. What does this new and old view of the world, notwithstanding its map portend for human habitation of earth?

I have stood by for so long to view, read, and participate in some diatribes of futility regarding the human condition. Whether it is part of our societal activities locally, regionally, or globally, the facts remain the same. Only technology, (to reiterate) has been the part of the formula of the human condition that has been changing. Humans themselves are no different from when they were beating each other over disputes. Whether they used rocks, knives, spears, arrows, or any other upgrades of violence has not changed over time.


When viewing recent events in the middle east the human condition has been most affected from war. When Isis became a fairly formidable force in the region, thanks to extra-governmental forces including the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and others, matters always got worse. Now, much of human history has been destroyed. Over many years, a few countries have searched near and far to find the antiquities of history. Some of the countries were not favored, yet searched and found they did.

Is this something new to human history? No. What events in nature have destroyed, humans have destroyed most of it. Whether it was the feudal and clan fighting, Mongols, Romans, or Crusaders, over time history and its monuments were intentionally destroyed during invasions and results of other reasons to wage war.

Now, in some ways, matters are worse. In some ways, they are better. The purpose of this article is to help people to realize, acknowledge, and ultimately understand the gravity of our present situation. It is grave, yet exhilarating at the same time! We are now at a threshold of history like no other time.


How is it when in the last fifty years our world population has grown from 3 billion to over 7 billion with no dramatic changes overall? It is because human growth has occurred in rather benign areas on the various continents. Now, it has become apparent that we are growing in areas where earth-change situations occur regularly over vast reaches of time. Yes, many humans are living in more dangerous regions of the world where bad things happen. It is where no one can help anyone when tectonic, weather or other climate and earth changes happen.

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History of old world image that was considered new in its time.


History has shown that over time areas where there was a large human population has changed dramatically with tragic results.

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New population projections over time and history are showing an accelerated growth in just the last two hundred years. Is this a supportable situation?

What will be different this time? Here is my take on this, overall. We must not take lightly that any society is insignificant. Every human life is important in its own way. New discoveries abound. There are some cultures that consider animals of all kinds to be not only sacred; they are protected. So are we.

We are part of such a larger picture of the universal generation of life so many would not want to acknowledge. In this, I am communicating to advance the human condition. There is no ‘over-population’ in any way, shape or form, as stated. It is only part of the expansion process.


Yes, there will continue to be some changes over time. I do hope we’ve made it to the next step. What is that next step? Human colonization of other planets and the stars with the consent of the present races who approve. There, I have said it. We are not alone. Never have we been without influence, guidance, and caring. There are races not from this earth who in the future may not be good, likable, or even anything but dangerous. We must be vigilant, as well as, receptive to present influences who have been trying to help us.


There are those who have been postulating and proselytizing that we already have done this? Well, let’s get the word out, if, in fact, you know? Prove it.

The bad news is we are living in a pivotal time in history. The divisive, dishonest, and corrupted society with government representatives who live only for monetary gain without one care of the human condition is now radicalized. There is no turning back, now. History is no longer remembered. Therefore, it will be repeated. In the end game of it, the miracle will become known.

Let us be ready for the change. Many if not most will not be.

Written By: Ed Smith UD Founder

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A friend will care about you no matter what.

Friend Lives Matter – They Really Do!

Friend lives matter. How do I know? Easy and hard, this was to understand. I was going to write an article for a couple of friends of whom I appreciate who helped with comments and some graphics to reestablish the Universal Digest website with its latest innovations. I was going through some things in life no different than anyone else must endure, from time-to-time. My emotional state was not depression, but maybe it wasn’t far from it. I was feeling pretty alone. I was stuck in a quagmire, some not of my doing and some, I am sure, was.

Then, it hit me like a softball up side the head (didn’t want it to hurt too bad). I started remembering all those comments that had been made to me from friends, over time. I started listening very hard to all this and I suddenly realized: I didn’t have just a couple of friends, I had a whole bunch of them. The list was short, at first, so I thought. Then, the more I thought about it, the more it grew. It is a list that is not only long, it is way, way, way, long! So, no friends names are mentioned, here. You all know exactly who you are and why I am writing this article. It is a tribute to each and every one of you. I’m floored with humility and appreciation.

Do not forget for one moment seeing what is good in a friend reflects on who you are.
Do not forget for one moment seeing what is good in a friend reflects on who you are.

We are living in a world of people that are wrapped way too tight. Something is wrong, so let’s fix it. It comes by giving. All lives matter. Black lives matter. White lives matter. Smart lives matter. Whiner lives matter. Dummy lives matter. Ignorant lives matter. Inter-dimensional lives matter. Inter-galactic lives matter. The list only stops at the limits of your imagination. Why limit it?

So, here it is for all it is worth and it is worth more than most could or, at least, would try to comprehend. So, as has been said before: “Get in, sit down, and shut up! We’re going for a ride.”

Everyone has heard, “Treat others as you wish to be treated.” “All good things come to those who wait.” “Operate without agenda, be honest and your good reputation will grow (I say).” Hey, we all make mistakes; I make them all the time. So, why judge anyone or anything else as being the reason you become a victim? It only happens when you let it, so stop it! This is important for all of us to realize. Just simply, let it all go. Stress is stupid. Where it can be eliminated with the wave of a mindset, make it so.

As we mature in life, we must determine what is and is not important to be happy. Do your best to be good and remember, even the most evil of people want to be be very best they can be. Realize, good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. So, hedge your bet, think before you act and forgive everyone else of everything! Clean the slate and watch what happens! It cannot help to get better when you realize from the outset you are ‘doomed’ to succeed. If you want something bad enough, it will happen, but just be careful of what you want. We all fail, at times in the success process; however, true failure comes in giving up and saying, “I cannot do this.” Yuck!

Yes, there are those who will try to bring you down to their level for various reasons, jealousy, envy, money, notoriety, lies, deception, and the list is long. Just walk away. Remove the yoke, if you have one. Life isn’t fair and many times it is. Get over it and do what you should do to make life work for you. It has been the gift, immemorial. Remember, you cannot help anyone else until you have helped yourself. Forgive, forgive yourself, forget where possible, and love with all your might. It works. It is true: Where one road ends, another one begins.

Well, the harder I work, the luckier I got. So, I stopped flapping the jaws and started listening to people who are actually trying to help me. I started hearing things like, “You rock,” “I care,” “I want to do this for you,” “What do you need,” “What do you want,” “You are smart so here is some recommendations,” “We follow you if we want the truth,” “You always give credit to others,” “You are kind, so that is why I talk to you,” “You are so honest,” “Handle your business, bro’,” “When you get to my age, you start thinking about what is important, and, it isn’t much,” “I am really glad you are my friend,” “I’m proud of you,” Your wisdom is infectious,” “That is the way you’ve always been,” “Be the beam,” “Now, I know why we get along so good, you listen and care,” “I can help you,” “I trust you,” “Call who you need and get the help you want; it will be fine,” “Real friends care and I do because I don’t have an agenda to help you,” and “I love you.”

In sum, it is always up to you to handle your life, not anyone or anything else. So, quit your bellyaching and get the job done! Now, the friend list has gotten even longer. Maybe you are too busy to be lonely, but then it hits you – you have never been alone. Not for a second, unless you tried to keep everyone out and what a waste that is…

Something else dawned on me. I had been the one in most cases to initiate and maintain contact. I have learned from so many mistakes, in the past that the bottom line of getting what you want by taking with an agenda, doesn’t work. So, patience is truly a virtue. Do not be in a hurry to accomplish anything except to help someone else first, without agenda. Then, some really weird stuff starts to happen and it is all good. So, now, I have ‘throttled it back’, so to speak to give everyone else, including me, some space. Guess what else I found out?

The listening thing kicked in. Wow. The purpose of relationships started making sense. Yes, blood is thicker than water, yet I found in so many areas like these, people tended to slip in blood when things got rough, but not so much in water. That is when I discovered something very unusual and weird about friendships.

Family is everything to you, but don't forget a real friend. More often, you are closer to a friend than a family member.
Family is everything to you, but don’t forget a real friend. More often, you are closer to a friend than a family member.

A friend, I mean a real friend, won’t spare you details, but he or she will always be there for you because they can see who you are better than you can. There is no agenda, nor will there ever be. That is real friendship, pure and simple. It’s like one of these universal truths that most of us keep missing because of a number of reasons. Some reasons come to mind: First, we tend to take people, friends, and things for granted. We become complacent because it’s all good. Well, that is just fine until your world crashes into a heap. Then you say, “What happened?” The answer comes all too quickly, you were not paying attention to the important stuff, stupid!

Do not take a friend for granted. Pay attention.
Do not take a friend for granted. Pay attention.

Appreciating your friends is not on the minds of as many as there should be in this crazy, ever-changing techno-world in which we live, but appreciate them, you should and must. Because, down the road of life, could you imagine how truly lonely it could really get if you don’t? Family and some friends, over time, do pass away. To me, it is a travesty to forget for one moment, how valuable a real friend or family member is. Even for a moment in time…the horror.

Let’s take a look at lives that no longer matter: Dead people! They can do no more here. To many of us, they so quickly become a memory. To those less associated, they are quickly forgotten. Therefore, their only further contribution is to have the body become fertilizer. Period. The spirit has left the building, so to speak (for those who believe this). Just imagine, if you will, as dust from which you came, so, to dust shall you return. There are life forms that revel in this! The little animals, bugs, and the like are having a hay-day with the decay process. Then, without fanfare or announcement, a little root shows up to find all these nutrients! A message is sent upstairs, “Hey, stem, stalk, leaves, get ready! Get the chlorophyll hopping guys! Call in the flowers to get the bees working to spread the word! This community is thriving! I found the mother-lode!” So, whether you like it or not, or even care, life will all go on without you. So, why not make the most of it and give a damn about those around you? Especially, give a damn about those who give a damn about you! This is not rocket science.

Everyone wants to feel good about things in life. When you have a friend who shares the same goal, happiness results.
Everyone wants to feel good about things in life. When you have a friend who shares the same goal, happiness results.

As I close this melodrama, how about a little bit of motivational music that only a real friend can enjoy?

Now, I not only feel better, am happier, and glad to have taken the time to produce this article, I can sleep better at night knowing I touched at least one friend who will benefit from reading this. When it comes to punch the final time card of life here, I am choosing to take the eternal road home, some day.

Until then, I imagined receiving this message, “Hey! You, down there. You think you are ready to come up here? Wrong, wrong, wrong, you are, and I can say that. You have fallen way too far behind. Get the message out with the rest of your talents to share, love and create, or you will have to deal with ME! Got it? Now, get back to work. When you are finished, I do want you to know; you have more friends up here than you ever thought possible while on earth. Love awaits.”

Friend Lives Really Matter

Written By: Ed Smith

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