Tuesday, October 16, 2007


This is the feeling that stems from believing that there is nothing you can do to change the situation. This is what makes you freeze up, makes you avoid it all, makes you give up. If hope is all we really have in this world, the lack thereof is a dark, desolate place.

Sorry for the particularly emo spin on this blog entry but it pertains, don't worry.

I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine who told me that he was really bummed out that it seemed like people just don't care about the earth and don't think about what they are doing to their surroundings. This struck me as funny because this is not what I expected to hear coming from him. There are two things I derived from this conversation:

-> People who don't usually think about their impact are now doing just that. Sweet!

-> As soon as they ascertain the way things are, they're bummed. Damn!

People should get involved now but will they be lost when they understand what needs to be done? Will we lose potentials because this little climate/energy problem appears insurmountable?

All it takes is a little bit then a little more and a little more. It's not building a hydrogen infrastructure overnight or tossing our gasoline cars in a landfill. Fatalistic hopelessness comes from thinking like that. "CHANGE NOW OR DIE" is scary; it doesn't have to be like that. Plus, we just don't have all the information we need to make a change in the right direction. To try and act completely in one direction would be foolish.

What it takes right now is reconsidering your waste, rethinking how you do things. It takes voting with your money. It takes solution-mindedness, considering what your actions impact. Slow down a bit on the freeway, recycle stuff, turn lights off.. why not?!

We should all be considering the reactions of our actions anyways, don't ya think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

emo, indeed. i thought you were supposed to be going for hippy, man.