Semi-random ramblings that come into my head as I walk in the morning: (most of these are not from me, but my interpretation of what I read all over the place).
- If we think we are a ‘good’ person, I think we have a moral obligation to be an environmentalist and leave some good for the next generation(s).
- Everything we buy has costs we maybe don’t factor in. I was thinking about how using my own fruit bags might add something to the weight (cost) of buying the fruit – but the plastic bags also has a cost (environmentally) - that we leave for the next generation(s) to pay.
- We benefit from having an involvement in growing our own food. Being divorced from food production is something that contributes to our requirement to earn a wage – and it is good to minimise that!
- Convenience has overtaken our ability to grow our own food – due to above – when we don’t grow our own food, we need to pay someone else to do it – so we work hard somewhere out of a field, spending many life hours, therefore ‘needing’ the convenience of pre-grown food! What a roundabout!
- The basic human needs are food, shelter and meaningful employment. You can grow all three yourself! I have long thought that the reason so many modern people feel ‘lost’ or caught up in consumerism is that their life denies their hunter-gather instinct so they gather objects rather than food. Seems to me that there is joy to be had in simply gathering food (instead of meaningless clutter).