Humanist Challenge: Day eight
First let me start off with a nice quote about people. “ Treat your Janitor as if he was your teacher.” We all know that there are people paid to clean up after us. It’s not like we all just go and clean public restrooms of our own free will. I overheard someone talking about how shaking hands with a Janitor is disgusting. Alright person. I bet the Janitor’s hands are cleaner than yours if they have gloves on. I think that what aggravates me here is that people believe they are above one another. We all belong to the same Earth, we all adhere to the same rules for the most part, and we all play our part in the economy. So why do we judge? Why do we allow pride, and ego to rule over kindness?
If we treat the Janitor like he’s trash we are no better than the trash that he is picking up. I can’t count on a finger how many times I see people throw out a cup while driving that lands on the ground. Who picks up that cup? Where does that cup? There is no one outside picking up our trash and if we continue to trash wrappers, cups, bottles, and condoms on the ground we are allowing our Earth to get infested with poison.
Do you like the thought of our house water tasting like plastic? Or the thought of our ocean being littered with sewage because we have an overgrown amount of disposable garbage? I’m no preacher but it seems like our water is not infinite like trees. Tress will always grow back thus air will always be available no matter how polluted it gets. What is not reversible is our water usage.
Think of how the Earth works. We have water to drink to keep us from being dehydrated, and oxygen to keep us breathing. If you take away water we have nothing to battle the sun with, and we will shrivel up to die like most animals. Our water is not reproduced. We can’t just hypothetically create new water. It just doesn’t work that way. Every time we litter we are advancing the future generations death.
We could potentially have such filthy land that even with all the technology we have we still won’t be able to walk past a large pile of trash. It’s a scary thought. I’ve often thought about writing a dystonia novel where man fails to protect water, and we must fight one another just get a drink. I wonder how brutal that novel would be? -sets that down as a future idea to expand on-
Why is our Earth and the Janitor connected? If you think about people have been relying on other people to pick up our trash for years. We can’t expect anyone to pick up our trash. We live as if what we do does not matter. Oh, I threw a glass bottle on the ground...opps sorry little girl without a shoe..for the stitches. I mean how cruel is that? Every action has a response.
If people get shot there is usually a consequence for the shooter. If you think about littering is a minor offence but cops don’t take time to uphold for good reason. They are busy protecting lives.
Earth is the only place we can live. It’s our home. We may be able to live on Mars someday but that doesn’t mean we should destroy what we have here. Earth is a place we should all appreciate from other life forms, to each other. Our sun could implode on us tomorrow if it really wanted to.
My advice is to treat our Earth the way you would your own child. Spoil it with kindness, and plant some flowers. Help a dying bird, or even avoid that deer in the road. There has to be a limit to how much destruction we put on Earth.
Humanism is about kindness and we can not limit ourselves to just being kind to human beings. Our Earth is not just our home but home to beautiful species like foxes, cats, and dogs. We love pets, we love wildlife, and we even go to zoos. So, why do we treat our planet as if it has done something wrong? We have one world...and it continues to disgust me that people would burn buildings, shoot each other or place trash on the ground. The way I see it is if you throw trash on the ground you are just as bad as a shooter. You are taking life away from someone in the future.
- Pick up trash on the ground and throw it away. Describe what the Earth means to you.
I know people don't like thinking very far ahead in the future which is why we see a lot of drunk drivers crashing their cars. I think if we all took a second out of our day to appreciate the Earth we live on we would see beautiful place that deserves to be treated with care.
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