For some reason I found myself thinking about some of the seemingly forgotten environmental disasters of the recent past, like the nuclear fallout still blanketing the earth since the earthquake in Japan. As I considered the long range environmental challenges facing today’s world, I suddenly realized that they all have a common cause.
Why have the oceans become toxic sewers? Why is everything from the air we breathe to the water we drink polluted? Why is real food being replaced with roundup ready GMO garbage that rats won’t even eat? And, why does the threat of radiation poisoning from 440 active commercial nuclear power plants worldwide hinge on the operation of relatively simple water pumps?
The answer to all these questions is GREED!
Evidently, greed can cause otherwise reasonable people to abandon all compassion and concern for the welfare of their fellow human beings. Whenever there is a choice between low profit, earth and people friendly technology, and high profit ravaging of the earth and its inhabitants – guess who wins!
Despite what you’ve been told…
• Cold fusion works, but society gets its energy from petroleum, coal, and nuclear sources instead. Why choose unsafe, dirty energy over technology that is cleaner and cheaper? Greed, that’s why!
• Organic farming of heirloom seeds produces a higher quantity of higher quality crops, but agribusiness is built on artificially fertilized, pesticide laden, mutated seed stock that produces expensive, low quality, low yield crops. Why feed the people expensive, chemically tainted garbage while stripping the earth of its resources and poisoning the water and soil? You guessed it – greed!
• Health care by definition means taking care of your health. So, why does allopathic medicine promote the infusion of toxic chemical poisons called medications? And when faced with a serious, life threatening disease, why is the first step to destroy the immune system with radiation and drugs? For that matter, why is the curriculum at major medical schools controlled by the giant pharmaceutical companies? Right again, it’s greed.
Take a stand against greed
These are just three examples from a long list that demonstrates the devastating effects from a mindset under the influence of greed. Yes, the ones I mentioned are all coming from giant corporations, but they are run by people who have sold their humanity for power and riches. Is greed on a personal level any more acceptable just because its impact is on a smaller scale?
Greed is poison and it can cause otherwise decent people to act in deplorable ways. Nothing good ever comes from a greedy, hoarding mentality. It’s the most destructive force on the planet and one that should be avoided by anyone trying to provide value on any level.
Choose the higher ground, choose compassion!
Personal development means developing as a person. It means raising the bar of expectation and taking a stand for what is right, even if it’s not the most monetarily profitable choice. It means that our values are expressed by our actions!
True, we have very little control over the choices being made by the self serving mega corporations of the world, but we are in control of our own choices. As individuals, we can choose the higher ground and set an example for others. Some may say that there is no room in the real world for idealism. I say the world has never been in greater need of higher ideals and positive people willing to reject greed and take a stand for compassion.
What do you think?