i totally agree, people use their inability to get around faster as an excuse to get a car when its so easy to ride a bike or take the bus. i used to live in holllywood and i was so upset when i recently went back and realized that i could no longer see the huge hollywood sign in the hills where i used to live, the smog is so bad it looks like a border when you go to hollywood. people think that they should continue to do what they do because nobody else is going to stop doing it so why should they? one person can make a difference regardless if anything changes. every action we make is a change in the course of our history, simply being born changes the way something couldve been. instead of turning back time and teaching us about history, we should focus on whats going on now and stop telling kids its okay to bomb countries for our own desires, to tell kids like me that war is most certainly not the answer. Two wrongs dont make a right, but they do make it even, but like a fire, though its even now, it only will get bigger and destroy all it touches. people today are so bitter, so paranoid, so afraid to see another person walk on the same sidewalk as them. the moment we learn to unify ourselves, to stop hiding behind our religions and our beliefs, our colors and our flags, we will be able to find a utopia, but until the day that we can do this, we will continue to be like the animals we so envy, stupid and reckless...we have days to celebrate our earth, we have days to clean it up, but if this is so desired why not is it done? hypocritical is the mind of society, for every law it makes it breaks another and out concepts shattered and abused, for every godly religion one is damned and in vain...earth is living, it is breathing, it has allowed us for many a years to live upon its beautiful surface, and now it is dying by the very things it so loved: us. life cannot live without us as we cannot live without it, and to destroy life is to destroy ourselves, it is only a matter of time before we see to what magnitude we have hurt our dear earth, and by then it may be too late. every person who has lived in povery or hard times understands these words, when you finally realize that this is reality, that the chances of things getting any better is there but that you missed it because you took advantage of what life has to offer in vain, because you felt invincible, but now that you live like the bums you so dearly laughed at, you are like everyone else and that the chances of it happening to you are just the same...in schools, children are like produce, come in one grade and go out the other, useless sacks made for the working class...its only a matter of time before the children revolt, and it is only a matter of time before earth fights along side them. my father told me that he feels bad for my generation because his screwed it up...i say to him now, it takes more that just one man to speak on behalf of a nation, and more than a nation to speak on behalf of the world. though we cannot control the sands of time, we can control what happens within it...being a teen, i truly see to what magnitude you speak, for i have to live with whatever choices are made until i am old enough to make my own, but sometimes i feel that the earth is reaching its end...life has a funny way of happening, it also has a bizarre way of ending. though i see what agony and suffering we are going through now, i know that well be just fine. were all to blame, we contribute whethere we like it or not, every human being. we let it happen because were too afraid to speak up, and because were so afraid, earth is speaking for us.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day
Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime