A World of Choices, A Choice of Worlds
There are so many lives we can lead; each with a (very) different experience of life on earth for us. Teacher, surfer, parent, missionary, engineer, athlete, traveller, businessman, bartender, archaeologist, musician...it goes on and on and include the variables of place (where). Each is an entire world to be immersed…
The Unsustainable Water Bottle
People need to drink 8 to 13 glasses of water a day. But if we get that water from plastic water bottles we have a big problem. Americans throw away 50 million plastic water bottles a day that ARE NOT recycled. That's nearly 20 BILLION bottles a year - and…
The Master and the Slave
When we believe the voice in our head, we become a slave to what it says. But that voice is only our ego that has hijacked us into believing that it IS us. It's not. You are something else, and you can liberate yourself from your ego by observing…
You're not here to compete with others to live the biggest life. Nevertheless, this is your chance. Make it count.
We have no future
There is no future. There is only now. When the future gets here, it will be now; again and again. You can only act now, decide now, feel now, experience peace now, and be here now. What is going on with you NOW?
“Ever Changing Truth”
As we grow, what we thought was true, changes. If we keep growing and learning, this pattern becomes so obvious, that we learn to hold onto what we think is true quite loosely - because we understand we are likely to change our mind in the future. Are there things…
“Good with people”
You know a few - people who are half as smart as you and half as talented - but they get twice the results with others. Chances are they are just better with people. Attitude, respect, communication, personality, caring, optimism - and just plain smiling. Are you "good with people"?
Years have passed and we learned a lot of stuff through experience. We made some of it mean things about ourselves - "I can't", "we can't", "I'll never be...", "I'm just a...". But it's never too late to learn new things and make new decisions about ourselves. If you don't…
The age of infinite wisdom
What age is that? It can be 10, 17, 23, 44 or 68. It's whatever age you find yourself saying "I know" a lot. And because you know it all, there is simply no way you can learn more. How would that work for someone?
How to be an effective, happy human
That's what we have to learn. How does our mind work? How do we produce feelings of happiness and fulfillment and satisfaction? When we feel things go wrong, how do we correct it inside us? Learning how to operate what we are - there doesn't seem to be much more…
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Thanks for this post. It’s important that we all consider this and make good choices. Tap water in most places is perfectly fine. While some bottled water, especially if the bottled-on date is older than 3 months, can have bacteria (my brother works for the EPA).
Everyday we need to think about the choices we make to minimize our waste. This goes from how many napkins we use to the light that we leave on. Being conscious about this at all times can make a difference. If we all did, the effects would be impacting.
Great reminder,example and question.
A bit of a contrary opinion, but recycling isn’t the long term solution, it’s just a short term stop-gap. The long term solution is the reclamation of landfills and the ability to process the unsorted output of the waste management trucks. In fact, I think recycling hurts the long term solution by reducing the amount the high value materials in the landfills and trucks. We absolutely should deal with our waste problems, but the long term good solution is an entrepreneurial opportunity that is being undercut by the current “panic/crisis” approach of preaching recycling everywhere at all times. And not only are we not running out of landfill space, but lots of the recycled materials we so painstakingly sort out go straight to the landfill anyway. This means we could reduce our recycling behavior without reducing the benefits we get from recycling, and adding more recycling behavior doesn’t increase our benefit. I’d encourage everyone to focus on the long term solutions to actually make a difference.