We live in an age of flaunted indifference, infected by the “Not in my backyard” syndrome. We rob earth of the most rich of it’s resources, be it air, water or land. But when it comes to safeguarding them, it just becomes somebody else’s job. And me too is no different otherwise I would not have been here writing this post & spilling my frustration all over. Imagine this -- there’s a book on “101 ways to make money” & then there’s another on “help to keep your environment clean” which one would we choose? Probability of the former being chosen is more.
What crap? How can we shut the doors to this outer world of which we are very much a part?
I do nothing when I see uncountable tissue papers, A4 sheets, paper glasses getting wasted in my organization. Wonder how many trees went into it’s making! I do nothing when I see all night celebrations in the neighborhood park & then the remains of it (read leftovers) the rest of the days.
We will never take the initiative until we get to bear it. This is what I call as “not in my backyard” syndrome. I don’t know if we will wake up before it’s too late & do something to save our mother earth.
Or may be…..
It reminds me of some lines I read years ago-
It’s only after the last river has been poisoned,
It’s only after the last tree has been cut,
It’s only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then we will come to know that money can’t be eaten.