I live for the news and something I can get my teeth in. The recent issue of Nestle believing they own the water in BC and have the right to capture it for no cost and then sell it at exorbitant rates is a good example of my soap box style life but like this cartoon captures so well there is a part of me that would just rather not know.
The ostrich people actually irritate me even though many of them are people I love dearly. As a citizen of this supposedly democratic country and a citizen of the world I believe it is moral and civic responsibility to be an informed voter, to support the good, protest against the bad, and protect the earth and all things upon it. There are days however when I just want to take a break. In fact I would like nothing more than to find some little cabin on a lake in the mountains, stock up on food and stay there for a year and read fiction and philosophy. The other option is a monastery of some sort where I don’t have to do anything but pray, meditate and show up for meals.
The onslaught of media is just too much some days. It’s not that I don’t know how to respond to things. I do. In my day I have lead some good protests. I even believe there is a possibility of making a difference with my action. It is just frustrating and I believe I just hit on the reason.
My frustration is not so much with the things that are happening or with the selfish SOB’s who are raping the planet and abusing their power it is with people who just sit and let it happen when they actually have the power to make changes.
Am I contradicting myself. In a way yes. I want a break from it but I’m upset with people who have taken leave of it. Yes I am a contradiction but I would not be if other people actually took a stand.
My days as a volunteer coordinator remind me there are only 20% of the people doing the work while the other 80% take credit and put their volunteer membership on their resume just like the 20%. That is the way the world works. 20% of the people do the work to make things change for the better while the other 80% sit on their complacent behinds and enjoy the benefit.
Yes I think Donald Trump is an idiot, and Nestle’s needs a kick in the butt. I believe global warming is the crisis of our time along with child abuse and the tragedy of suicide. I work to inform people about the issues on social media. I take a stand when it would be beneficial to do so. I support the work of organizations which are pushing for change as much as I can but I’m tired.
Could you 80% just pay attention and do something once in a while.
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