One World, Our World
As imagined, the oil spill is fast receding from the headlines. Other global events have captured the attention of the world’s press; old news is never top news.
With apparently no accurate details forthcoming regarding how much oil is still gushing into the sea, talk has shifted to how much it will eventually cost BP to settle all the expenses involved in cleaning up the coastline. Yet even these estimates are just that, estimates.
Whilst many have campaigned for changes to our universal obsession with oil-based products, the implementation of alternative energy policies takes time. And in that time the oil continues to flow into the ocean, wildlife goes on suffering and livelihoods are lost daily…
As a believer in personal and professional development, I cannot help but feel any growth in either of these areas should be coupled with an increase in the connectivity we have with this world, our world, the one world we are part of.
Anything less seems wrong, akin to ‘biting the hand that feeds us’ or like ‘spitting in the dish from which we eat,’ as the Italian version of the saying goes.
I’m not hoping with my words here to change anyone’s attitude or behaviour. I understand change is always a personal matter. I just don’t want to remain silent whilst ‘the earth dies screaming’ to quote a song title by UB40.
Thanks for reading this today. My earlier posting on this issue, entitled ‘A Vested Interest,’ can be found on this blog if you are interested or curious.