We are the “throw away” society. I include myself as I am in that group as well. We compose approximately 18 to 25% of the people on the planet. The other 75-80% may/will go without food, sanitary water, clothing, shelter. More than 5 billion if you’re into numbers.
So as I was saying, we are the throw away society. It is so very easy. The interesting thing is we do this mostly without conscious thought of our actions. It is just what we do. Quicker, Easier, More convenient and so on. The value of what we eat, drink, wear, or where we reside is secondary to our convenience. Isn’t that interesting. A way of life. Just throw it away, replace as needed. Just about everything is expendable, price not withstanding.
We throw away life too. Another interesting thing. Also done without much thought. If certain criteria aren’t met, it seems the simple thing is – to remove those (from your life-style) who interfere with the above mode of “quicker,easier,more convenient methodology. And the rationalization used for being a “throw away” society stretches the bounds of incredibility. Presumably. Perhaps. Maybe.
I’m thinking included in this group can be the elderly, the poor, children, those families experiencing a life altering transition in life (loss of income, illness or the death of a family member for example), those who may be viewed as handicapped or disabled in some way, a country that isn’t up to speed yet as a throw away consumer, animals, living plants and trees of the planet that are vital for keeping the ecological system running smoothly.
There that’s about it. Thought you might like to know. But I do wonder. Who will we throw away tomorrow … or more to the point what will we do when we run out of things to throw away!
Our choice – as always!
Just a few things to ponder, I do believe I speak of all our tomorrows. Thank you for stopping by!