The Environment – Consume Less
I think we can safely say (if you’ll pardon the term) that the world is dying and eventually as scientists and other clever people have predicted we will become extinct, be sucked into a black hole or by hit by a meteorite that nobody saw coming. Hopefully it won’t be anytime soon, certainly not before next Tuesday but what do I know. What seems to be happening right now despite what idiot boy Trump says ( frankly he’ll say anything ) is climate change ! The ice caps are melting, there’s global warming and all sorts of weird and not so wonderful things are happening in the animal kingdom. As we’re pretty much at the top of the food chain then we’re looking down on all this and us ordinary folk seem powerless to do owt about it on a daily basis. What can we do ? Simple ! We can all CONSUME LESS ! Do we really need to throw out that item of clothing in favour of the latest fashion ? Do we need that bottle of perfume ? If I put on an extra sweater can I them turn the heating down ? Do I really need to have that light on ? Do we need to waste money on Christmas crap that will get thrown out on boxing day ? etc etc. What do I really need in my life ? There’s a huge difference between need and want is there not ?
We can protest to Manufacturers to stop this and stop that but all they’ll say is that they’re just responding to demand and it is us who create that demand by our never ending consumption. The answer therefore is that each and every one of us can make a difference by consuming less. Let’s be honest it’s a brave and intrepid person who can live ‘off grid’ in a wood in an eco friendly style but for the rest of us we’re hopelessly hooked into this capitalist consumption merry go round which we can’t get off. Whether we like it or not we are part of the system and a massive part of the problem. Each and everyone of us can make a difference by simply consuming less and reducing the demand. It’s the only way that manufactures and governments will react because they react to demand and only when there’s a demand which will threaten their own fragile status’. Consume Less