Monday, December 31, 2012

My Hopes for 2013

At the end of a year it is customary to express ones´s hopes and predictions for what may await us in the coming year. I will - a bit reluctantly - follow this tradition, so here goes. Excuse the naivety!

The universe is. It was here long before us and will remain long after we are gone and forgotten, in one form or the other. This year I am not going to be so presumptuous to make a prediction about it, I will instead merely express a hope.

1. I hope that the universe as we know it will still be.

On the global level it is easier but also more difficult, because there is so much that is simply "wrong" with the state of things, we all know it but we do not know what to do about it or cannot agree among ourselves what is the best way to go about correcting the wrongs. However, here are some personal hopes and wishes that are at the top of my mind and that I choose to air here.

2. I hope that Syria will be liberated from it´s butchering dictator as soon as possible and that he will not be replaced by another dictator.
3. I hope that the Arabian spring continues.
4. I hope that President Putin of the Russian Federation and the rest of the Russian political establishment realizes that world politics is not a game.
5. I hope that The Peoples Republic of China realizes that it has a great responsibility for world peace and acts accordingly.
6. I hope the United States of America leaves its road to isolationism and takes its responsibility as the leader of the Western democracies seriously and passionately.
7. I hope that the North Korean dictatorship implodes.
8. I hope that the people of the world gain further understanding that we share a single ecosystem and that what each of us does affects others just as what they do affects us.

My wonderful virtual world, which is as real to me as my equally wonderful first world.

9. I hope the technical improvements we have seen will continue, little-by-little it does get better all the time.
10. I hope SecondLife will grow faster, better and stronger in every possible way.
11. I hope that Linden Lab will realize that it needs to improve its customer relations and work with the community as a whole instead of catering to the whims and wishes of a loudmouthed and technologically hostile minority.
12. I hope that Linden Lab will get better in collaborating with the residents on future developments and at communicating its intentions for the future to the residents.

This year I will refrain from making predictions about other blogs. Whether or not a blogger wishes to continue blogging is a strictly personal decision.

When it comes to my own blog, Bock in SecondLife, I believe that my experiences, thoughts and feelings are still relevant, if not for anyone else then for me alone. After all there are so many other blogs that through their bloggers superior knowledge, experiences and contacts are better at financial, informational and technological issues.

13. I hope that the blog Bock in SecondLife will still remain.

In 2013 I and Bock will be 43 and 6 years old respectively. We will have reached the points in our lives where we should become more mature and less flippant, where we should realize that lives are serious matters not to joke around with. Let me assure you that we do realize it, but we still choose to ignore it - completely.

14. I hope that I will remain in SecondLife.
15. I hope that I will have reduced my medication with antidepressants.
16. I hope that I will have sex again, in both lives but most importantly in first life.
17. Most of all I hope that my loved ones in both lives will be safe and still with me through it all.

That concludes my hopes for the coming year.

I would like to thank you all for the support and love you have shown me and the blog in the past and hope you will continue to do so in the future.

I wish you all a wonderful, prosperous and happy new year and hope to see you all in the coming year. If we should not have met yet I hope we do, I am actually a nice guy most of the time - even if I say so myself.


  1. Happy New Years Buddy, may all your New Years dreams come true and more!

  2. All my best wishes to your my dearest stepdad. What an impressive list! And I find myself agreeing with you on all your wishes xoxoxo

  3. Wonderful lists Bock!
    I wish that loads and loads of good things comes to you next year. As for your global and sl-lists I totally agree with you.

    I get refreshed by reading your blog as you often discuss social and political questions and you take distinct standpoint well motivated and strongly felt.
    Maybe cause your standpoints often are close to mine... : ))

    No, rather because most blogs about sl lacks any interest for the happenings in rl that are crucial to our future.
    And those questions need loud voices also in sl.


  4. Happy New Year Buddy ! in both lifes !


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