…Ahhh, I see.
Maybe its just me, but I often find it incredibly hard to pull myself out of a mindset or habit that Ive grown so accustomed to over the course of several years. As a result of this, it seems only logical that Id resign myself to thinking that there isn’t a whole lot I myself can do to influence any number of issues that affect us all on a worldwide scale.Sure, maybe I could drive my car less, but what about pollution on a national level? Or maybe I could recycle some of my paper products, but what about citywide littering issues? And GLOBAL warming? I might as well be throwing ice cubes into the ocean if I think I can help solve that one.But something in that speech sticks with me, even today, and a cursory glance at some relevant statistics can be a bit enlightening. For example:
In breaking down the large-scale statistics that were so accustomed to seeing, data like the bullet points above seem to make the betterment of this world so much more attainable- we can significantly curb the amount of pollution in the air, we can slow down the process of global warming essentially, we can make a difference.
The change, however, starts at the individual level- I can make a difference. As more and more people begin to better realize and understand this, then maybe this world can gradually become one that’s more enjoyable for all of us to live in well, at least until Skynet becomes self-aware in the next few years or so.