I have this voice inside my head.
It's been with me all of my life...
and it's not one to be ignored!
Do you have a voice inside of your head?
You know the one....
the one that tells you when something just isn't right!
Yes, that's the one.
And the consequence for not listening to that voice?
Yes, I suppose this has been my curse all of my life,
but it has made me who I am today.
And for that I am grateful.
You are wondering where I am going with this, aren't you?
Well, I am going to tell you a little tale of an experience that I had yesterday.
Just a little example of how loud that voice inside my head is.....
Every month or so I load up the bed of my pick up truck with recyclables....
newspaper, magazines, catalogs, cardboard boxes, plastics, metals and glass,
and I take them about ten miles away to a local recycling center.
For $5, I can drop off all of our recyclables.
Well, yesterday was recycling day.
While I was at the center, the young gal who always helps me
asked me why I don't just burn our papers and cardboard
instead of paying to recycle them.
Her words were...
"Heck, if I lived out in the middle of nowhere, where no one could see what I'm doing,
I would just burn my stuff."
To which I said...
"What about all the carbon that you would be placing into the atmosphere?"
She just shrugged her shoulders
as if she didn't care.
Her only concern was getting caught....no concern for our air.
Ok, so this is where the voice inside my head is screaming....
if I know that doing something is harmful for the environment,
then how could I possibly do it?
And how do people justify this type of cognitive dissonance?....
knowing that something is harmful, yet still doing it?
Where is the voice inside their heads?
Maybe that's why this world is in so much trouble, now....
maybe we've just stopped listening to that voice.
I love this world and would do anything to keep it as beautiful and perfect as it should be.
I recycled yesterday,
and I am glad that I did....
but I came home sad.
PS....do you do everything in your power to care for our world?
Do you listen to the voice inside your head?