These are a few things to think about as you go on day to day. The things I think we need to think about to help make life a little better.
COVID and an end to "Normality"
It's taken me a long time to come to this realisation and I have done so by listening to some random people over the last few months.
This pandemic has taught me a couple of things, to maintain any semblance of sanity you have to keep your mind and your body occupied. Just sitting at home watching TV or eating/drinking is probably a bad move. If I hadn't found myself an alternative artistic outlet (photography) who knows where I would be now.
Also, I have tried to make sure that I extend what I can do to replace the things I can't do (and I think I might have failed in that regard).
It has proved to me that although there are some very greedy self-centred people out there (including a large number of politicians and some of the larger players in the corporate world) there are also a lot of good people out there who will sacrifice for the good of everyone else. The major problem is that the minority in this world has most of the say about what happens and the majority doesn't have a say or are easily swayed by the powerful elite.
Additionally, the way we live as a collective is killing this planet and we need to realise it is unsustainable and do something about it. The major problem is that the minority that I referred to previously do most of the damage and are protected and therefore don't care about the planet or the rest of us. We need to ignore their influence and start to think for ourselves and begin to change the way the world works.
War and Terrorism
For all of you out there who don't believe killing other human beings is right, whatever the circumstances. These are my thoughts.
I don't believe any war is right, anyone has the right to defend themselves, but they don't have the right to kill innocents.
The proliferation of any weapons be they chemical, nuclear or anti personnel such as land mines should be stopped.
I am sure that 99% of the people in the world just want to get on with a peaceful life with a roof over their head, going to work, spending time with their loved ones, being healthy and not worrying when the next bomb is going to go off. Isn't it time that the 1% of the world listened to the silent majority and put their guns and bombs away.
There are countless disasters that occur naturally why fight with each other?
Shouldn't we all be working together to make things better?
Write an email today to a member of your government and ask them as a human being to start helping now.
And one more thing...
Pollution and waste are one of our major problems. Start recycling, every little helps whether it's paper, bottles or plastic. Start using resources more wisely. Don't waste water or energy and try to do things that promote re-use of resources. We don't all have to be perfect but we have to do what we can.
In the UK we can probably all easily recycle 80% of what we put in the bin, but so many people don't and when they want to build a waste tip on our doorsteps they complain. If you recycled there would not be the need. So RECYCLE now.
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