Sustainable living. This topic has been highlighted in the last decade in all parts of the world yet very easy for people to turn a blind eye. It is not a single country’s problem that the environment has been damaged. Activists, governments, businesses and believers thus have all worked (and still do) really hard to express their concerns.
Massive environmental devastation like water, air, and land contamination, forest destruction, animal extinction, and so on has spread out that the sense of urgency has been emerging all over the world. Yes, climate change really is happening. Despite all denying arguments out there, 97% of the scientists that have agreed on this can’t be wrong. What’s the impact? Of course it all goes back to our daily lives and ultimately, our health.
When the fact sheet is outlined, it is very easy to get disheartened by this issue. But many of us are still unwilling to leave our very comfortable lives, aren’t we? This is where we are wrong. Turning a blind eye for something big like this is not the best solution if we still want to see our future generation live normally like we do now.
Here in Australia, just a couple months ago for example, we have experienced some records regarding the heatwave that struck us. The hottest day, hottest January, hottest summer, etc. are just a couple "title" Australia's been given in that "Angry Summer", some people said. Did we like it? Of course not. I don’t know about you but extreme weather condition caused me some sickness. I don’t like it.
This is why living sustainably is seen to be far more important right now than say, 5 years ago. It’s true that we don’t expect to see extreme damages in our lifespan but these smaller things we have experienced are some of the impacts of our own doings. Too much energy use, too much carbon footprint, too much waste, and so on.
In a nutshell, we haven’t lived sustainably enough.
If in our earlier post I mentioned about thinking it in a smaller scope, thinking in a bigger scope is as well important because these are the ultimate reason of being sustainable. At the end of the day, we humans live together with the nature. Hence, being sustainably natural is the best way to achieve a harmony in life. Not only catastrophic disasters can be avoided but also happiness in life is more likely to achieve.
Isn’t it our true purpose of life? To being healthy and live happily?
Living sustainably does take more efforts but that is the least we can do for our future generation.
Now looking at the fact like this, I don’t see any reason to turn a blind eye. The issue is too big to ignore. I have forced myself to wake up for the sake of myself and my future generation. The question is, are we on the same boat?
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