A popular game show has a line-”Is that your final answer”? That sound bite definitely describes our situation for our
Here in the US and in the most of western world we are know as a society of consumers.
People and governments (big and small) have ignored environmental concerns.
Daily we consume and consume some more-never thinking ahead to the future.
The BIG question is: When is enough, just enough? We never ask ourselves that question. Future generations will,however,have
plenty of questions for us.
Questions they may ask when they learn about the “way” the earth was and what happened to it, may include:
“How did the plastic chemicals, fertilizer chemicals, and pesticide chemicals how did they feminize our environment?
Final answer: We used too many of them, ignorantly, until they saturated our environment and bodies.
“How did Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP’s) change, affect or not affect peoples health?”
Final answer: We over perscribed, overused and sought a quick “pill” answer to most of our health concerns.
“How was the ozone depleted and the seasons skewed?”
Final answer: We had too many emissions from industry and vehicles. We did too much deforestation to our native woodlands.
What will our answer be when we are talking to our grandchildren and great grandchildren?
Ultimately, our answer will be for so many things..FINAL ANSWER… WE CONSUMED…WE CONSUMED TOO MUCH….WE USED ALL WE
HAD….WE DIDN”T CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES…WE DIDN’T CHANGE OUR METHODS…
They will ask how the world got so messed up?
And our final answer will ultimately be….WE CONSUMED!
When will our final answer be “Enough is enough”? When will we decide and make efforts to live frugally, economically, and
wisely for our own, our children’s and our grandchildren’s future?