Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by Plugin
No it's always a people problem. It's like a relation, we don't have a relation right now I think/believe where balance is possible with
nature, stuff arround us, of course the ammount of people is making things worse.
It's not McDonalds which is the problem, or Exxon perse.
It's the amount of, be it cars, be it even as you say; mcdonalds. the more people, the more of them.
I can place like 50 people in my place, be sure it will become a mess fast, where nobody takes anymore responsiblity sooner or later but complain
about all the filth and bad smells.
But sure in the end they will just flee if possible.
These times it's harder to escape to something better, it's just become messy and foggy more and more where it becomes harder and harder to really fix
things, if even possible.
Everything has become ''now'' worry about now, tomorrow is not my problem, I got enough problems myself.
And when something outside, like for example the government, which it seems only make things worse, like just taxing out of their current problems,
and we see there is no real sullution whatsover, we only get more angry and frustrated but know, nobody really cares, after all.
Things are becoming big, and bigger and more big.
Hard to see then when that happens, to see when standing infront of that, to do something about it, when you feel so little, powerless.
So maybe we do care deep inside, but it's becoming so big, what can you/we do?
Math does not lie, 1/4 acre is more than enough for 1 person to sustain a fabulous lifestyle, but as the above poster said, it is the elite who do not
want to give up their extravagant lifestyles with all of their servants and trinkets and fast food and...
What can we do?
I grow a garden every year and do sprouts year long, I compost, provide roughly 30 - 50 percent of my own solar/wind depending on the time of year, I
don't buy garbage, I try to make sure what I buy will be around for a long time, and I recycle!
It is not a huge list of mine and most are a labor of love, which is good because my health sucks.
But if everybody had a simpler lifestyle, the quality of life would go up.
Imagine not knowing what a clock was, only dark and light!
That's how every animal on this planet lives, except the one animal that is destroying it's world, the human.
There is no overcrowding dear brother, there is greed.
Bit late of a reaction.
The problem is what you do, what you think matters, and it's great that you do this but sadly it's a drip of water on the cooking plate. Your
difference doesn't change things really. Where I live, it's pretty hard to get a piece of land, land is really expensive over here.
A damn small house cost you a fortune and the ground where it sits on, is most of it price.
But sure maybe it's still and excuse kinda, maybe if I do more my best I could grow my own stuff, but again that just doesn't change things in the
It's like some endangerous species of fish, which is 1 country forbidden to catch but another country will just catch more then!
Or like it's crazy that so many want a new phone every year, since the consumer is king, what the consumer wants they make, there is nothing like; we
don't want this because really just look how much resources needed and how unfriendly it is for the environment! but the consumer / or the economy is
Not you, not me, and certaintly not the ''health'' on this planet.
Same with cars, it's basicly crazy that everyone drives in car like it is today, but we can't really change to something else.
Sure we could drive electric, but in the end an electric car is just as worse (in the energy picture), except for the cleaner air in cities. An
electric car takes even more resources and energy than a regular gasoline car.
You could decide not eating McDonalds, but McDonalds sells more each year!, never less!
They would never notice what you or me do, exept their bigger profits.
So again I say there are too many people because only a few would act responsiblity and care, but that's such small percentage, it's just meaningless,
There ain't coming less problems! they become more and bigger, and also the population = 2
1 + 1 = 2
That said, you are a great example and I wish you the best with your health.
edit on 28-1-2013 by Plugin because: (no reason given)