If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we probably wouldn’t contaminate it.
Mark Boyle - I live without cashThe Guardian (via coeurmelange)
Some scientists are amazed that in the media debate and in front of Congress we hear about people who ‘believe in’ or ‘I don’t believe in’ global warming as if this were somehow some object of religion, as opposed to based in evidence. Scientists look at evidence.
Stephen Schneider, Centre for Environmental Science & Policy, Stanford University (via xlakdjfdlakjsdf)
What have I always believed?
That on the whole, and by and large, if a man lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out all right.
Do you ever have those moments where suddenly you make a quantum jump in understanding, where you see the world so differently that you cannot imagine how you could have perceived it any other way before? Do you have those times when this new understanding makes you feel as though up until that moment you must have been deluded or asleep or just plain stupid?