'The (person) who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones'
The world may have been busy ending while we were watching Netflix. But damned if we can't have our world and our Netflix too...
If we are nearing the brink of impending environmental collapse, then why isn't somebody doing something?! A better question is, why isn't everybody doing something?
The simple answer is - you are somebody. Do something.
The complex answers to why we are not collectively doing something, might be;
1) The zombie apocalypse hasn't happened yet
2) I am just one person and one person can't do much
3) we are all doomed anyway and
4) I don't know what to do so I will go back to doing nothing.
If social media is providing a current compass of where our collective thinking is on the issue of impending environmental collapse - there is every indication that young people are waiting for a zombie apocalypse to come, so that they have an excuse to put their phones down and take control of their lives.
That is how far we are removed from reality.
And if you don't believe me, go and ask a young person (preferably under 20) what their contingency plans are for a zombie apocalypse, and get back to me if they don't have one. I am willing to bet that they do. Generation X, Y or XY (depending on who you ask) are a generation who have mostly grown up completely removed from their natural environment. Their knowledge of picking up a trowel and planting their own food is likely as their level of knowledge about how to board a space ship and fly it to the moon.
It is just not a skill that has been needed in the 2010's.
Similarly, the idea that we are in control of what happens in our immediate environment seems to have died a rapid death, alongside the growth of meme's about how hopeless life is, and how quickly we can be 'triggered' to just go off and end it. Meme's about suicide and clinical depression abound. Answers to what we are going to do about the big problems are eerily absent. But history has taught us that one person can do a lot. And therefore the power of the solution rests only with one person at a time. If one person takes action, they will influence another person to take action, which will result in group action, which we know from experience,will result in mass cultural change, and local results that can culminate in complete global change. Because one person can move one stone, and although many stones make up the mountain, you only need to move one stone at a time. Keep reading... so now what?
We are a family of 6 creatives, homeschooling/ unschooling and trying our best to live a minimalist life in our own slice of paradise on the coast of Australia - Artist Mama, Guitarist Papa, Surfie Teen, Satirical Teen, Musician Teen and Wild Little One. Welcome to our life..