My Earth Day resolutions start by believing my contribution to the wellness of earth is never insignificant. People often believe if they’re not rich and famous then they are no-bodies, therefore their actions are unaccounted for. Well… That’s not true.
If you’re not in the media, and if you live in a small town, your actions and the way you treat the earth & nature are always very significant. Because you can never know whose life you’re touching, or whether a little child is learning from you and secretly making you their idol! What’s more important is, the quality of our lives, the quality of who we are is always an important matter, it doesn’t have to attract attention or make us lots of money: Our character, what we do, and how we live life is a daily gift. Our happiness depends on our choices!
So my first resolution is…
I am responsible for my actions, no matter where I live, or what kind of life I lead, and whether or not I have “fans” or not.
My second resolution is…
I am conscious of my consumerist trends and try my best to change them. I don’t have to follow the fashion or buy the latest technology, but rather buy what I “need,” not what I “want.”
Here’s a video (up above) to help understand these two concepts: Need & Want:
The earth is polluted because most of us “want” things and we don’t care about the price we’re paying. We create heaps of plastic and don’t care if they’re bio-degradable or not.
We are responsible because big companies carry out research that study people’s general trends & attitudes and serve these attitudes by making more new things. They make more and more and more of what we “want.” But if we go back to the basics, we will discover we only need a few things to make us happy, and these can all be handmade.
My third resolution for that matter is:
I try my best to buy handmade. Even when it comes to clothes, I try to find a local tailor instead of buying ready-made attire.
I try my best to recycle, upcycle, and DIY. And if I “want” something badly, I try to make it, instead of buy it.
Happy Earth Day,