Originally posted by Realtruth
I hate to be a killjoy here but what did we actually learn from that commercial?
Most of the people that remember it see the trash that is thrown on the road, and the Indian cries, ok so.....now we just take the garbage to a dump and hide it.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Well that all really depends on how old you are. When I was young there was garbage tossed everywhere. The US was the mass producer of products. We were polluting our air and rivers etc. Now the US/West has pretty much successfully exported our pollution to places like China and other growing economies with their production of many of the products we enjoy world wide.
Things have changed drastically in certain instances and have gotten worse in others.
It all depends on your perspective and experience.
Originally posted by Brainwashedteen
I mean really, who is willing to give away their TV in order to save the planet? I'm not even sure if I am! But, then again, how would you watch CNN and learn about what is going on in the world otherwise?!
Originally posted by hangedman13
A very well done thread Slayer Although I must urge caution about some of our newer energy solutions. We must be careful that we don't make a change of a equal problem. It seems that the underlining problem is above all greed. Followed close by those who will embrace any change just for the sake of change.
Originally posted by Wallachian
reply to post by SLAYER69
That is reminds me of an interesting question: are we or are we not part of Mother Nature and her great plan?
Most people (most people I know in any case) would agree we are. We kinda abandoned the old thinking that humans are somehow the centre of the universe and it's greatest achievement.
But when we look at what we are doing to our planet, we tend to see ourselves as some outside force, not a part of "Mother Nature" at all. Like there's "nature" and there is "humanity", but aren't we a part of nature too? By thinking we are somehow outside of all these natural processes, we're putting ourselves again on some kind of pedestal, thinking we are "special".