BY URVIL JAMES VILLARUEL
September 19, 2015, Toronto, ON – As byproducts of the industrial revolution, how can we ever commit to green-energy when everything that we do and continue to do is centered around the production and utilization of non-renewable resources?
Even in situations where “going-green” is the affable alternative, we are still caught in the paradox of utilizing non-renewable resources in order to erect and sustain these renewable sources of energy. Take for example windmills. An altruistic endeavor aimed at promoting a healthy planetary ecosystem, sure; however, what colour is the windmill? How did you drive the parts over in order to construct it? Were there any plastic pieces utilized during its construction? No? Then how about the rain boots that your manager wore in order to keep his feet dry?
By taking the analytical approach, we can see that no matter how far down we decide to reconstruct our culture, unless we are fully willing to put forth a drastic change with drastic consequences, we will forever be caught in the spin cycle of non-renewable energy. It’s just how our entire civilization has evolved in order to get to where we are today.
Slowing down – not stopping – seems to be our only viable solution, as, if we are truly committed to making a serious change in this world, we must first ask ourselves: at what cost? Are we really ready and willing to give up our iPhones, internet, tea cups, oil paintings, fashion accessories, speaker systems, etc. cold turkey, just to ‘save our species’?
Though, from where I’m sitting, it kind of looks like slowing down may not be enough and quitting cold turkey seems a bit too unfavorable for the commonly complacent.
[photos via Google.]
G A M E.
When you really stop to think about it, all life is, is just one exceptionally elaborate video game. From school, to work, to play, to making money — all life relies on the same strategies as an RPG(*see: Role Playing Game), as we are much more than these avatars that we seemingly control. By viewing life in this manner, how then can we not be resourceful? During the hard times, maybe we’re just stuck on a level that we can’t yet quite overcome without a little bit of help. Perhaps in adopting this kind of mindset, we can each start to shift some of that tenacity that we hold for video games into our daily life.
Just remember: never give up; never surrender; and once in a while, be willing to put down that controller.
Venture Forth x Discover
With the advent of social media, when we die, all that will remain will be how we saw the world; each of us with our very own unique set of viewpoints and through our very own unique set of eyes.
Always maintain to push towards and venture forth & discover your own world — one that you tailor make to be just right for you.
In the end, no one can ever truly tell you that you were ever truly right or that you were ever truly wrong. Build your own passions, grow your own goals and establish your own set of beliefs. Find your own way of seeing the world, and just don’t forget to share it with the rest of us.
The three main pillars for anyone wishing to lead a happy, successful and fulfilled life: Stay Positive,Get Active and Be Creative. These three tenants will help you to maximize your life-experience to the fullest! Adapt, experience, construct and always maintain to be nice to everyone that you meet.
You are worth it!
*note: yes, that’s a banksy panda.