Mahatma Gandhi said, “When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.”
You see, I could not stand injustice or unfairness. Yet, I see it everywhere. There are so many things wrong about our society, about how we run our world and lives. Many are apathetic, or simply, unaware, and they either perpetuate the problem or become part of the problem.
Sometimes, I think we are losing the fight, but I think I will go down fighting. I hold fast to what Gandhi said.
I want to be optimistic. Optimism, no matter how frail, is like that lifeline that might be enough to see us through, to compel us to make a difference, to make a change, to buck the trend. I thought I am a misfit, but then, I am told that if you find yourself not fitting in, then you are doing it right.
And yes, I believe in protecting the planet, the earth and the oceans. That should be our basis for living. No earth, no ocean, no air, no animals, no plants, no us. Spare a thought for the environment and the people around you.
You know, I read this quote that says that if you don’t think the environment is important, just try counting your money while holding your breath. Hahah. eat this, greedy people.
flyriver tatanka katsuo revised May 2013