Do you ever wonder if your ‘sustainable choices’ are actually sustainable?
I know the most sustainable thing is not to buy anything.
But what if you really had to get something ? Or do something ? What about daily needs like food ?
When thinking about sustainability of something we need to think about the different layers
And this means not only ‘the thing’ itself , but also the components that make ‘the thing’ up . The context in which it was made .
What do I mean by it ?
The change of seasons is upon us - and maybe the urge to buy some new clothes is too (although the perspectives of working in leisurewear at home all day are still quite high for the foreseeable future..)
Given the crisis ,on one hand it may seem like a good idea to move the economy , but on the other, finances may be tough and so there may be a tendency to choose something that is cheaper . But is it really cheaper on the long term ?
Let me introduce you to a concept that I found well explained on this french article about the ‘prix d’achat versus the prix d’usage’ translated as the ‘price of purchase vs the price of use’ :
Today I want to leave you with a little song that made me think a lot about the current state of affairs and humanity (at least the western world)
He's one of my favourite French artists and this is more of a poem than a sog
In bold the parts that hit me the most (in French and then terrible English translation)
Original video here: Youtube link
This week extinction rebellion is having back to back protests in Rome. I follow some of them and am friends with some of the XR activists . I have to say I am really impressed with the imagination behind the protests , with the way they are spreading the message. Always peaceful. Always impactful .
This said. I don’t know why but I don’t see myself being out there in the square. I am in 100% with their ideas and the message. I just don’t see myself as that kind of activist.
And I figured , I may not be the only one..
So here it is a little post trying to look at the different faces that activism can take.
If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend you to exit this page and go watch the social dilemma.
As far as documentaries go this was very well made , a mix of documentary and film which captures you . At the same time, it was fairly scary .
So maybe don’t do the same mistake I did and don’t watch it before bed. Oh and watch it with someone and be prepared for some intense discussion to follow.
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