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...oh, and once in a while, some politics...

Saturday, April 02, 2005

I hate to be a Party Pooper, but...
Seriously, people, we need to wake up. Most folks can't see the forest for the trees, and the evidence is all around us. Shoot, on my 11 mile drive to work every day, I can see it! I've been in this location on the East Coast of the U.S. for 10 years now, and I can see the degradation in my surroundings occuring just in that time period. Not to mention the drastic changes in climate and weather in the last 45 years.

People act as if they are entitled to use and abuse the planet that they depend on for life, but Mother Earth can only take so much. I hate to sound like a Doom-and-Gloomer, but the evidence is there, and I refuse to rationalize humanity's total disrespect for the planet it lives on!

Start locally. Refuse to have any children (I have), or to have any more. If you smoke, use the ashtray; don't just toss your used butts out your vehicle window. Keep a trash bag in your car and throw stuff away there. Use less gas, less water, less food. Sounds radical, but it will help. Countries like China and India are now following our lead, but here in the U.S. we are the original overconsumers. And we will pay for it, eventually, and probably sooner than we think.THE EARTH IS NOT OUR PERSONAL TRASH CAN!!!

One case in point, bees, a small and often ignored part of our ecosystem, are just about all gone, the wild ones anyway. And this is just a tiny fraction of the changes going on all over our planet while we go about our daily lives-working, playing, begetting children. We are like the proverbial frog that is put into a pot of water with the heat being turned on-it doesn't realize it's being boiled alive until it's too late.

meaning of quality of life

Wisdom and knowledge
...to master and know everything
...to be without questions, or to keep asking questions
...to expand one's perception of the world
...to explore, to expand beyond our frontiers
...to learn from one's own and others' mistakes
...to seek truth, knowledge, understanding, or wisdom
...to understand and be mindful of creation or the cosmos
...to lead the world towards a desired situation
...to satisfy the natural curiosity felt by man about life
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