Quick warning, this entry is not funny (not that any of my attempts at humor actually are) but I feel like I needed to say it. I have been reluctant to write this entry because I can never think of a way to end it, but maybe it is not suppose to have an ending, maybe I am hoping to see a positive ending in my lifetime and didn't want to be a downer by jumping the gun. Anyway I know that I write about the effects of humans on the planet and simple ways to reduce negative effects. Such as going out to eat and taking your own container or saying no to plastic straws. These are serious issues that need to be, and can be addressed, but not by everyone. There are many (probably the majority) of the planet that do not have the issue of reducing the use styrofoam containers or plastic straws because they do not have the ability to eat out or maybe even eat. Food for them is a matter of survival, as it should be for everyone. To avoid getting too upset here, and to avoid trying to address all social issues facing humans, I will just bring this back to the environment as quickly as possible. People that do not have the luxury of restaurant food, or food, still feel the effects of harm or damage all people cause to the environment. We must remember that the planet and all life on it is completely connected and all our actions, no matter where you are, affect and influence someone else. Lets try to make more positive influences rather than negative. Taking your own container may seem silly to someone, may seem like a dream to others. Money may solve some issues, but not all of them. So sometimes it comes down to actions, such as not using styrofoam or saying no to plastic straws, that can be your way of contributing, not only to the aide of the planet but to the aide of all life on the planet. Sorry if this was a bit too much, but it is important. We need to appreciate what we have, respect those who struggle for what they have, try and help those who do not have or are struggling, and remember that the environment can be (and will be if we do not change) the great leveler and destroy us all regardless of where we come from and how much we have. Be kind to each other and the planet so that maybe we can try and bring about some peace in a small way. There has to be more than one way to save this world, just give it a try.
I love this! You remind me that every little bit adds up..ReplyDelete
We are all one! We are all brothers and sisters and we need to care for one another!ReplyDelete