1000 Flowers for the Planet - #533 Participate in Multiple Solutions
Recently a debate raged on social media about a young man who had invented a way to clean up our oceans of plastic waste. The invention is absolutely amazing [as at 16 June 2015 you can read a good article about it here: https://www.minds.com/blog/view/450715060952633344/the-world039s-first-ocean-cleaning-system-will-be-deployed-in-2016] and it deserves our support, because cleaning up the ocean is an extremely important matter. Sadly, there were people posting on social media that this ‘wasn’t’ the solution to our problems, that we needed to stop the plastic from getting into the ocean in the first place, so education was the key to rectifying everything. I think this is very narrow-minded because both actions are part of the solution. Instead of knocking what people are doing to make a difference and banging on about ‘better’ options, we should be applauding and supporting every effort to put things right and using all the ideas and actions available to us to make this a better planet on which to live. Why do you think I’m bothering to come up with 1000 ideas for improving our world? It’s because if we all took on just 1% of my ideas (that’s only 10 new actions), imagine the positive shift in our condition. There is never going to be only one solution to the issues we face as a human race. We need to participate in multiple solutions and encourage all kinds of different action in order to clean up and create a better place for future generations.