Friday, October 29, 2021

For What It's Worth...

I'm thinking that people just need things to look forward to. Could be something big...a trip to Tahiti, a new truck or a bicycle. So, I gave myself a new bicycle. Last year I gave myself a new truck. We are a material society, we Americans... and we need to be entertained. Twenty years ago I took my family to Tahiti. Somehow, I think we have to moderate our American consumptive behavoirs but, I don't think we will. A very high percentage of the peoples on this planet can't even imagine this material lifestyle (that we take for granted) here in North America. We are not going to change unless we have to...and even then we'll be kicking and screaming like spoiled children. Yes, we are spoiled children. Six percent of the world's population and our impact on the life systems of this planet are way out of proportion when you consider that 70% of the earth's population is merely trying to survive from day to day, year to year. I'm thinking that this Swedish child, Greta Thunberg is absolutely on target. Large sweeping changes in our behavoirs are needed if our environment is going to improve over the coming years. All these kids want is something to look forward to, simple things like clean air, pure water and far fewer cancers.

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