“Where did all the peace and love go?”
My sweeties, last night, Max and I talked many hours over a bottle of red. We didn’t came to any particularly new conclusions, but I really understood once again how many horrible things are happening in this world and then I came to wonder: “How did all of this happen?”
We talked about the strange importance of possession and how quickly we are bored by almost new things again as soon as something even newer is being promoted to us a the new “must-have”. We also noticed the vanishing charity among all people of this world. We agreed that the importance of a decent job that has been given over to sons and their sons from one generation to the next has really become less and less important in the past couple of years and instead, newly rich people gain fame just by being super influential with all the money they’ve gathered. The importance of possession and capital is something that really scares me in our world today.
But we understood that if we wanted to change something, we just had to do it, without even talking about it. There are so many ways to make a difference, however small, it still makes a difference. So I thought I’d share my personal thoughts today, so that some of you might agree with me and also try to make some changes in their everyday life that will indeed make a difference.
What if we started changing some small things?
– always have an open ear for everyone
– always try to help when you see someone in dire need of help
– offer some warm clothing or coffee to homeless people in your neighborhood
– reduce plastic waste by always carrying a shopping bag in your handbag and…
– … only buy local fruit and vegetables from the farmer’s market around the corner
– eat less meat and if you do, eat really good meat from happier animals
– don’t fly if you can take the train (and don’t choose the car, either, if you can avoid it)
– shop less online and buy more second-hand clothing (so much plastic waste and pollution)
– buy some used items for your home and pick them up yourself
– don’t buy new computers or laptops just because you need the new fancy shit if your old gadgets are still working fine
Nobody is perfect, of course (and I am least of all), but there are so many small things that do make a difference and that will make our world a better place.
But you need to start at some point…