jellanne

Easing the guilt while helping the planet

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Sometimes Ifeel like I just don’t know what to do.

There is just so much going on in this world with all the climate change and current economic crisis and everyone feeling scared and not knowing about what is going to happen next. I feel extremely guilty for leaving such a total mess for the future generations and horrified at the legacy that I have been part of for the children that I teach and for the children of all my wonderful friends.

How are they going to remember us? As those guys who really didn’t give a toss and used and abused everything they could? I’m glad I’m not going to be here to read the history books about these times that for sure!
So this just leaves me in a quandary…part of me feels depressed and just wants to go, ‘well there is nothing I can do and it wasn’t just me it was the bankers and the politians!’ But then if I think a little deeper…it was people like me that voted (or didn’t in my case) for these politians and who put my money in the banks and used all the credit that they gave me (which I clearly didn’t deserve) that got us into this mess in the first place. So I guess I actually DO have a part to play in how this mess came about after all…although I don’t like to admit it.

Actually I think I am going to take this moment to heartfully apologise the the planet for my screw-ups and selfish behaviour.
So what can I do to repent for my personal sins towards the planet…turning into a greener and more planet friendly consumer is surely what I would ideally like to become, but it sounds so very difficult and completely foreign to me (and selfishly, I don’t want to change my lifestyle completely).
So I have decided to at least do something that wasn’t too completely off the wall and I signed up for the tcktcktck campaign that I saw on the Intrepid travel blog. 
I guess by at least putting my name forward for the UN Convention for Climate Change is a start and if enough people support and get their voice heard, world leaders should listen..Imean we do pay their wages after all!
So at least my guilt is reduced for one day…not sure what  gesture I will do next, but it is a start at least I guess?

Please feel free to join up also and pass it onto your friends and family www.tcktcktck.org

xx

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