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Climate strike 
2nd-Mar-2019 04:54 am
Yuber Suikoden I
Well, what is one supposed to think about that?
Somehow you get the impression like another one of those useless actions humans do, thinking their sit-ins, their stopping to live, their praying and singing stupid songs may impress the Gods to have mercy on them - all while there actually should be to learn that this pilgrimaging to a certain place won't till their fields, won't build them cars or cell-phones or anything else of their dearly-enjoyed modern life that they take as so damn self-evident.
In other words: Boys and girls from schools in the (Western) civilization - if you really want to do anything to help easing the climate disaster, stop quitting school, better go and get quitting wanting a new smartphone for every Christmas or birthday. Better even stop using them completely.
Stop purchasing a new wardrobe just for optical reasons. Stop going vegan for hysteria or hipster reasons - the soy for your meat-replacement products comes from Brazil too, getting shipped over a big ocean.
You really think that using the "angry child wants to get its will and screamingly throws itself upon the floor"-tactics are going to get you anywhere?
Kids, just get real: It really takes to bend over backwards in order to stop the world from spinning for a single second.
And, judging from your ages, there really is to doubt if you actually still care about the subject you make a fuzz about now after a couple of years...
2nd-Mar-2019 11:10 am (UTC)
Yes, it is interesting that youngsters at least visually are caring more about their future than the owners of industries as gas, oil, plastic, wood, ships, space... you could try to finish this list but you actually are right - nearly all human activity is harmful for our ecology. But anyway I like this new movement as a subject of studding teaching more about our planet. I think it is better than whole bunch of humans around the world marching happily for transgender, drug legalization and other modern shit like this.
I do believe that youngsters singing for saving our planet more possibly will be happy to make modern new trend if minimalism, selfself-responsibility and will by one trousers, car, phone tomorrow.
2nd-Mar-2019 11:20 am (UTC)
I think the possibility of development of a minimalism movement I already heard somewhere.

But, as far as my imagination goes, I'd thought it more probably will come from some adults being sick and overstressed by all this fast modern way of life of the 21st century.
2nd-Mar-2019 01:01 pm (UTC)
Why being sick, just a week ago one my lj USA friend was writing about as minimalist she is, later though she has written how she is going to become a millionaire as well but she is not sick that's for sure... ;)
2nd-Mar-2019 01:26 pm (UTC)
Well, this may be a perspective from German society that I speak.

Over here, people seem stressed and whipped by a lot of things they get urged or told to do.
Some complain about it openly, realizing it fucking up their mental balance, others don't notice, but are a hard bunch to ever have a 15 minutes conversation with or so, or they wonder all the time what's wrong with their lives that nothing succeeds or plays by their rules for once.
You know, people who just rush through live and have too many duties on their hands, but never realize the tempo they drive with through life.
3rd-Mar-2019 08:53 am (UTC)
"You know, people who just rush through live and have too many duties on their hands, but never realize the tempo they drive with through life."

Of course, some even couldn't live in other way, if they don't rush they start wonder what it is all about and are getting depressed...
3rd-Mar-2019 09:40 am (UTC)
Some already notice themselves getting depressed within the process.
And those are the kind of people I'd guess to cut it down to a minimalism lifestyle.
2nd-Mar-2019 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think there is no point in those actions other than comforting themselves- I made my part, meanwhile they have zero effect. I remember some girl from Sweden or one of those paradises came to the Summit and made a statement: if you don't know how to fix it, stop it and some other cringy things as if they give a flying F or going to stop because some idiot asked them for they have profits and they don't give a F**k.
2nd-Mar-2019 07:23 pm (UTC)
I think I know which girl you're talking about...

Thing in my thinking is: Well, how old is she? 16? Show me kids which are still the same way energetically interested in one subject just when they turn 18, let alone 25...
It changes very much and can even change quickly.

Were there kids to run on rallies against the Iraq war back then? Sure there were. And where are we now in this matter?
The result's obvious how much it helped. Even in the case of the adults which ran on those rallies.
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