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Big environmental rant [Sep. 25th, 2003|08:06 pm]
Amanda
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[Listening to |"Throw it all Away" by Toad the Wet Sprocket]

Don't take offense at this post. It's just things I needed to get off my chest, and it was directed at whoever decided to build an overpass in the middle of nowhere, not any of you.
As we were driving through a place of mass destruction, a construction site, I suddenly got the feeling that the world has no hope as long as the idea that the land is ours remains in the minds of so many people. The trees along the edges of the new freeway exit (our tax dollars at work, by the way), are beginning to die. That is, the trees that have not yet been cut down. The once peaceful place of rolling hills and oak woodland is now a scene of death. Sorry if I'm being a little dramatic, but this is really bothering me.
Anyway, I've just been thinking that the last time I saw those trees intact, I did not fully appreciate them. I thought I would be able to see them again. I take too many things for granted, I guess. Or maybe everyone does. But anyway, it completely sucks.
I'm pretty depressed, just thinking about these things. The world can be a horrible place, but then again it can be a wonderful place as well. Everything that is left is beautiful. Even humans are in some ways. What we need to do is appreciate the earth, not exploit and destroy it. It gives us everything we need to survive, and most of us don't seem to see that. All that the majority of humanity wants is more, and they don't see that all they'll ever need is being given to them.
Well, that's all of the rant.

By the way--sorry I haven't been on AIM or MSN lately--I've just been kind of busy. I'll try to sign on more after this weekend.
Good night, everyone.
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[User Picture]From: atopazdragon
2003-09-26 06:37 pm (UTC)
You might try writing a letter to your local government expressing your concern -- or getting involved in a local environmental group. It will take that feeliing of powerlessness away to get involved with other like-minded folks fighting for the cause. :)
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-09-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that's a good idea--I've been looking for a good group to join, and although I have written letters to the government before (they never wrote me back), it's worth trying again.
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From: treepatter
2003-09-27 05:37 am (UTC)
We all take things for granted sometimes. There's just too much going on to be sware of all these little details all the time. But the fact that you are aware of this means you will at least try to pay attention some of the time, and that will result in you appreciating a lot more things.
Unfortunately, it may also result in you noticing more bad things, but at least if you are aware of them, it may be possible for you to take some action.
peace
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-09-27 02:40 pm (UTC)
Your comment's very true. Even though I've been noticing more bad than good, I'd rather I did than didn't; that way I can, like you said, take action later.
Anyway, have a good weekend.
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