"Chill out… this is only a mental exercise", yes that's the problem. This is always a mental exercise. I really mean no disrespect, but mental masturbation is a better term. What's happening in the culture we live within is terminal. Unsustainable and if maintained as is, we are doomed. But yes lets get some popcorn out and look at it as a movie
, yea, that's the ticket. Anything but change what we actually doooooo. Want a list?
if the destination
is less than a mile walk. under 3 bike.
Earn as much money
as you require, plus a prudent reserve. Leave the rest for the next guy
work only the hours needed to meet your needs. End unemployment.
Are you invested in the things that are wrecking the environment
Do you eat meat? Stop. 1 lb of hamburger = 12,000 gl of water
Eat only food that comes from no more than 100miles away
Avoid processed food. live longer in the bargain.
Got a big car? get rid of it.
Hybrid or electric
Lose all incandescent lighting
, turn off all those little leds on equipment
Thermostats on 78 for cool and 72 for heat.
heater if your south of 32deg.
if it has corn in it, don't eat it. Same with soy.
Don't wear clothing
that's come from chemicals, (oil).
Boycott corps by not giving them your money.
Buy a used boat
Do you really need all that electric
**** on the boat?
Minimize using the motor
on the boat.
Use your home dishwasher as a storage
Drink filtered tap water. That's whats in those bottles.
Avoid anything stronger than beer
Jesus Christ, don't smoke!
Seek alternatives to medicines and Doctors.
Avoid lawyers like the plague.
Avoid eating things that don't grow in the climate your in.
This list can just go on and on.
But will the we actually do anything like this. I highly doubt it. Even if our live s depend on it we won't. I've seen folks smoke straight into the grave. Have thier legs cut off, sitting in a wheel
chair eating candy bars. These aren't efforts that require any involvement from others. It's just you and your next choice. Nothing complicated at all. What we need to do is stop and look around us. Change our individual lives in every way we can and then move out into the world. "Be the change you want to see". Beleive me it ain't easy. You'll open your mouth to contribute and folks will tell you to "chill". But don't let that stop you, I wouldn't. I make all of the efforts/sacrifices in the above list, and more. Am I bragging? No. Am I perfect about it? no. But I am engaged, I'm in the game
, not a spectator. My Pop always said, "Do the possibles today and the impossibles tomorrow". Will it work to save the "world"? I'm not that optimistic, but I will do whatever I can to be part of the solution.