Das Bunte Leben

Human beings trying hard

Human kind trying. A mason jar filled with three stars and a planet earth, a hand poking at it. ©Johanna Ringe 2023 www.johannaringe.com

If you are reading my blog you are probably over 35, maybe around 50 and most definitely human. (If you are much younger or much older, I feel honoured and please excuse me for assuming. If you are not human, please tell me your story.) Maybe you have children, then you might know what I’m going to write about today. If you are working with children or youth the same might apply. In any other case you might want to fasten your seat belt and take a deep breath.

Apparently, human beings are trying to become extinct. Why?

If you are not living under a stone, if you are capable of reading or listening to the news, you know that we have to change our ways if we want to prevent it. (It being the end of human life on earth as we know it. Just to be clear.) The children and young people today are afraid to have no future worth living in, no habitable world to live in. They are afraid of not even reaching your age. And rightly so because change is not happening fast enough.

Well, tell me: what have you done or what have you quit doing, to save the world?

And, while we are at it, why don’t you talk about it with everyone you meet? Why don’t you inspire your colleagues, your friends, your family, to change their ways? Is it an effort to stay sane inside insanity? Are you in denial? Are you from another dimension or planet? Have you been in a coma for years and nobody has brought you up to date yet?

It is inconceivable that every human just carries on as before while the world is spiralling down the drain.

It is really not that hard:

  • buy just what you really need
  • try to reduce waste wherever you can
  • only order online when you really need to
  • walk and bike more, drive and fly less
  • only order online what you are really going to keep
  • use and support renewable energies
  • unplug what is not being used
  • recycle and sort your rubbish
  • be conscious about where you invest your money
  • use water wisely and never pollute
  • use environmentally friendly cleaning products and cosmetics
  • use the drying rack
  • eat less meat, fish, and shop consciously
  • wear better fashion: ethical, natural fibre and learn to mend
  • spread the word
  • be kind
In the name of my children and humankind: thank you.

Heartfelt, wherever you are,

Unterschrift Johanna (c) Johanna Ringe 2014 ff. www.dein-buntes-leben.de