Asking Others To Change

I have sent myself on a mission for 2019.

I have been an environmentalist for as long as I can remember.  For the longest time, I viewed it as a dirty word.  Nerdy tree hugger.  Caring about the planet was not seen as an admirable trait when it got in the way of people’s wants.

But as I spoke briefly about it here, I’ve decided I no longer care about the titling.  I just want to keep being able to tell my children that I care; that I care about the state of their home and how my choices are affecting their future.

I am determined to help others see they need to care too.  To do that, I need people to change their ways, their way of thinking.  And fuck – is that hard.

I know I can continue to shift but encouraging popular conscience to morph, well, that feels overwhelmingly insurmountable.  I struggle with having change happen even within my own home.  How am I ever going to get strangers to buy into the need to change their ways, change their habits?

On some days it feels like I take more steps backwards than forwards, but I persevere.

I do believe in the adage that change is hard.  I hope it’s not impossible.

Photo by Tobias Tullius on Unsplash

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4 thoughts on “Asking Others To Change

  1. Is this like asking people to try the no name ketchup and tell them it tastes just like name brand ???

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