Friday, 10 October 2014

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #321 Avoid Snobbery

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #320 Avoid Snobbery

You don’t have to be wealthy to be a snob. Snobs consider themselves to be above others and whilst this can be true on a financial level, it can also be true on an environmental level. Some people think they are above taking action to help the planet, with stupid statements like “I won’t be alive when it happens” (whatever ‘it’ may refer to: climate change, rising water levels, population explosion etc etc etc). We’ve reached a point where everyone needs to pitch in and help, in whatever ways they can, and if, for example, they’re the CEO of a major company then they should be leading the way towards sustainable trading practices, fair trade and waste reduction. Returning to financial snobbery, just because a person has a lot of money doesn’t give them the right to do whatever they please – they’re actually in a better position to create positive change. The problems the world faces are not to be left to the little bloke at the coal face who has to tow the lines set by others up the chain. We’re all in this together, so stop being a snob about the issues we’re faced with and pitch in to help make everything better for future generations – whether you’ll be here or not.

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