Funny, Environment-friendly stuff are popping everywhere. From roadside message postings, eco-friendly organizations, and environment-friendly products. Heck, it's a global issue! In a simple way, yes, because of these initiatives, it seems like the world is moving towards a good direction. But give yourself time to absorb the reality, and you'll see the big picture. NO. The world is NOT moving towards a better future. At this rate, we will all live a life full of lies (okay, maybe we are already living that kind of life from the very start). You see, it's not that simple. We don't just plant a seed and call it a day. We don't just place side-by-side garbage bins with the labels Biodegradable, Non-biodegradable, and Recyclable and leave it at that. We need something more. If you really want to commit to a better environment, don't just do it with words. Don't just act for it once, or twice, or only if you are in a public place. The world is not going to be better with an increased number of "plastic" human beings.
We could talk about this on a global scale, but it really is important to talk about what we actually see. There are so many organizations that talk about protecting earth and saving the environment. Yeah, clap, clap, clap. But still, you actually see that SOME of those people who are actually key people in the organization doesn't really care about environment that much. You could look at them, follow where they go, and observe the little things they do, and just be disappointed. They talk about saving Mother Earth, post quotes about environmental preservation, and sell stuff that contains more quotes about environmental preservation. Backstage, they throw their garbage anywhere they want (ouch, not good), they don't even have the initiative to throw a waste bin that's been overflowing with their own trash, they leave the lights on when they leave the room (saving electricity is part of saving Earth, dummy), and you realize that what they say is all recycled stuff that they heard from some other environmentalist group (well at least they know how to RECYCLE). I know, I know, not everyone is like that, but I just don't get it why some people would join environmental groups and act like that. So, what good does joining an environmental group do? The more people caring for Earth the better? Don't make me laugh. Many people only do it for the "good persona" award. What good thing did they even do? Plant seeds? Right. After the picture taking it's all left behind. Give it a few months and some wouldn't even dare to check the seeds they planted. Sad to say they only do the basic stuff and that's all they brag to everyone.
As much as it is disappointing, we have no choice but to live in this polluted world. With so many environmental groups, I don't know why Earth is still degrading and even getting worse each day. Maybe it's time to move one step more than the basics. We need to save Earth, I agree, but could you commit some more?
P.S. -- More Environ-MENTAL stuff coming up.
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