When the air that we breathe
becomes air that we choke. When
the marsh fever spreads from the
swamps to our homes.
When your home on the range has been torn down
and paved, When the buffalo roam to a slaugherhouse grave.
What more will it take for us to know, this is not a test. Oh no,
this is cardiac arrest. Of a world too proud to admit our mistakes.
Kissing the ground, as we all fall from grace.
Collapse- Rise Against, Appeal to Reason album.
Seeing how my last post was nearly a week ago, I figured it's about time I write another halfway thought-provoking post. Plus I haven't been doing anything particularly interesting with my life :P. So.. Anyways.
I feel like we have the power to make a change. Our world today just seems so fueled by self interest and money, the two usually intertwining. We're slowly destroying the world we live in, day after day. We're ruining it physically with scrounging it for more natural resources than we actually need, polluting without valid reason. I'm not innocent, I know that. I drive a car driven on gas, because guess what-- I can't afford a hybrid :P. I like to doze off in a nicely heated bedroom in the wintertime. I'm certainly no self sacrificer, but I atleast realize we have an issue at hand. If everyone just cuts back a little, that will at the least buy us some time to fix the mess we're making. I think green energy is a great idea. I just lack the knowledge on it currently, and I need to do more little things to improve on my own. Noone should be expected to just plunge into saving the world, all out. But small things done by just about everyone adds up pretty fast. So, just turn off those lights/heat when you're not using 'em, and try to be a little more enviormentally friendly. I'll begin to do my part as well.
No, I'm not one :P. I just feel like raising the question-- how do you people feel about it? Personally, I think it's a fantastic idea. It's healthy, and spares lives of the animals, but I personally don't know if I could do it, enjoyably. I'm not some huge carnivorious fiend, but I am the kind of girl who likes a variety. Choices are important to me. I have no problem with eating meatless entrees, I like trying new things. I was reading a post my friend Steve wrote about why he became a vegetarian, and it raised a lot of good points. My question is, if the majority of the population switched their diet to plants, what would we do with the excess animals? Obviously livestock die of natural causes too, but so many go for slaughter, so what would become of those animals? I don't think we have enough land for them to graze along with our population growing as well. I dislike animal cruelty, but I don't know. I don't really think a full on vegetarian is the diet for me. Maybe I'll just be primarily vegetarian, I already don't eat meats very consistently. I just don't want to necessarily limit myself to one choice.
I said earlier that our demise, physically is starting to show effect, but I think we have a possibly bigger issue-- society. To start with, I'm estatic that Obama won the election and was inaugerrated into office :). I find it kind of sad in a way though, that having our "first black president" is such a big deal. The whole color thing in theory, shouldn't matter. Hopefully his term will go well, and as a nation, we'll improve. It just seems like so many people just-- don't care. People just do what they want, regardless of the effect it'll have. So many people don't seem to have bigger issues on their mind than their latest breakup or their new handbag. Plus I can't stand how much people like professional athletes and poparatzi whores make so much money, while people who do intelligent, beneficial tasks make nil in comparison. I like entertainment as much as the next person, but it's a bit rediculous. Just take a look at the television. Alot of people are so easily amused by low budget reality shows. I can't believe an imaginative show like Pushing Daisies was booted off of the air. I'm all for enjoying life, and living it up to it's full potential. But we have a duty, to keep this playground of ours useful for the future that's upon us. Other people are going to inherit the earth after us, we might as well keep it usable. I just wish we lived in a happier, more intelligent, productive time. I think however, our generation's going to be the one to do something. If we take the initiative, we can.
Let's start a revolution.
oh yeah, the beatles are definitely thumping in my head now :).
For youuuu, Nicole :). If this is what you meant. If not, correct me.