Thursday, 27 August 2009

I was justing thinking about how I could save the world once again when

I realised that I can't do it on my own.

I realised that it has to be a team effort. Where all the people on the planet join together as one big community and work together for the good of the whole rather than the individual or for financial gain.

This disillusioned me a bit (to say the least!) because I know that so many people are just looking after themselves. Financial and material wealth is all most people think about in order to survive..

Others think about keeping up with the neighbours and need 5 TVs and 4 cars.

I know that some people are blogging, writing books, walking, swimming or cycling (and many other things) to save the world. I first wanted to save the world when I was 8.

The weight of that task and responsibility has weighed me down ever since because I hadn't got a clue how to do it!

It wasn't until recently that I realised that I need to learn to trust life. To be positive about the journey that the human race is taking on this planet.

Where there is destruction, a kind of reparation usually follows. However sometimes it doesn't and it leaves us blocked in a destructive cycle.

Trusting life to unblock itself and not expecting so much from myself and the human race and accepting what "will be will be" is more real than expecting us all to work together in the harmony of one big team in my estimation.

Especially when we look around at all the different beliefs and cultures there are here on earth. Is it possible to believe we can all stop building on our beautiful green land or producing plastic bags that pollute the environment.

We can only do our best to look after this beautiful planet and trust that others will do the same. Are we arrogant to think that we can save the planet? Why not go with the flow instead?

What do you think? Should we be saving the earth from ourselves or trusting that after destruction there will be a new beginning?


Lazy Writer said...

We need to take care of it. If not for us, than we did it for our children's children and so forth.

Stephanie Faris said...

You can't do it alone but I believe we're put on this planet to do contribute somehow. And the personal gratification that comes from doing your part is something that none of those selfish people will ever feel. Someone once said we're all selfish and, in a sense, they're right. Even those who do good do so because it makes them feel better about themselves. The selfish people just haven't learn the joy of giving something to the world...and that's sadder than anything I can think of.

Chief said...

I have to be honest here. I don't worry about saving the world. I think I am in the "Come what may" category. I don't know if it's lazy or just faith that all will be ok that puts me there.

BrambleRose said...

I know you can't just sit by and do nothing. I also know that people like myself can't go out and be a great activist, etc.

For my part, I try to do what I can in my sphere of influence. I make sure that my five year old knows that littering is bad, as I did the oldest, and as my mother did before me. Little things like just in how you raise your children to live and treat others and their planet.

My 20 year old and I are connected to a group that practices and teaches sustainable living and that is our small step towards the new future on the horizon. The five year old is getting ready to be in charge of recycling in our house, which I have not always been great about, but am trying to get back to.

Thought provoking blog, enjoyed it very much!

Bloggin Betty said...

Save the Planet, baby! Go Green! Umm, Reuse, Recycle, and um, Do something Else that Starts with an R!