I wrote in response. In fact, I got going and had to stop; my response became a little bit of a rant. This is and truly should be a passion evoking subject. What do you think?
I think the following and a whole lot more..
Hello, once again thanks to Sherri I have read your post and will, when I can read your book. If only I could find the time, the attention span and even afford to read all that there is. If only… yes, you are right I believe, that the majority of inertia across our planet is based on not really knowing exactly what to do. Stopping using plastic bags and plastic foods, reducing our individual carbon foot print; becoming more aware and sharing our vision all helps yet still feels the frustration of too little too late. And yes, again somewhere in all that you have written lies an awful truth that we, myself included to some degree are guilty of hiding. We hide in our ignoring, in our not doing if it is too difficult, demanding or reductive to our habitual way of being. Our comfort zones do appear to have bigger boundaries than the secrets of politicians and other liars.
I have to look for the relevance and yet another book to afford and too read – the cows can save us? I thought that the methane from their being farmed by us was:is of large negative effect on temperature.
What really heats us up? Our values? In all that we value most, so title is of actual necessity or true advantage to life. We pay more, meaning that we value more, those who move money, entertain us – divert our minds from real things, assist us with technological gimmickry that lightens our load, makes our lives easier.. Yes this has value, of course. But more value than food, accommodation, social support, health car and support of through healthier living styles and when ill, injured, elderly and less firm.. what small actual importance we show in the value that is attached. Corporations controlling governments through funding and our total misplacing of values in a monetary based world is what is heating us up as we drive (pub intended) onward in search for more.
Only if we remove our system(s) and re-evaluate by looking at the things that REALLY matter, such as global warming and poverty, starvation and exclusion in the widest sense. If we can genuinely realise, embrace and work for our greatest assets, ourselves and our planet. If we can remove the individualistic self centred self-defensive mindset we can have more, with less. Less effort and no damage.
OK, I’ll get off of my soap box, apologise for the grammar during my ranting and do as I know I shouldn’t, press send without re-reading. Else the other things that I should be doing will not happen..
Thank you for the positive that you express so well. I too will re post your post with my little rant and wish that I had those elements mentioned at the beginning that would push me to write the HOW this better world CAN be. I know that I am not alone with ideas. A real parliament would consist of us all, using technology to share our ideas and truly consider each of then for the better of us all.