By helping others, we help ourselves.
We are all in this together, to put it bluntly. Stop watching the news? I don’t consider myself particularly well-informed, but the little I do know scares the crap out of me. The polar caps are melting. Wars are going on that seem to have no end. I’d like to think that these are wars over which we have no influence, but the reality is more like, we are the countries supplying them with weapons and financing. When we sincerely want to help others because it is good we want for all beings.
12.9 of the world’s population is undernourished
795 Million people in the world don’t have enough to eat to lead a healthy active life. What about water? I know there are many countries, like India that don’t have the infrastructure to supply clean water to the masses. The majority is forced to drink what they can get while the middle and upper classes buy bottled water from Nestle. I have quit buying all products from Nestle. Apparently, Nestle is one of the most hated Conglomerates out there. Here’s a link I found on Google with a whole laundry list of not nice stuff they do, hmm.
Water, water, water
I am doing some off-grid experiments with rainwater and making water potable. I think that there are definitely things that we can learn and share to benefit those in need. With water comes the possibility of farming. I think we should all grow our own produce instead of outsourcing it like we have so many other parts of our lives since the beginning of the industrial revolution. With the invention of the diesel motor and the possibility to mass produce grain, we didn’t have to go into the field anymore. And so on and so on whether it be the clothes we let be sewn in Bangladesh or the food we picked up on the go. It really can be dangerous when you can get a bag of food from a drive-thru for probably less than you’d spend in the supermarket. Not to mention the cleanup and all the work. All the work, that’s one way of looking at it. I think appreciating your food and preparing it with your own hands is simply good for you. You know what when in there with your love and care. (YouTube video: “Burger King foot lettuce” is hilarious, I’ll let you guess what it’s about.
I am in the process of buying my first shipping container. I think I can tie sustainable living in with water purification and devices that use less water. Solar is a given since we’re too far from the electrical network anyway. I’d be posting photos of the progress when things get rolling.
I’d love to find some like-minded people for an exchange on any of these ideas or some of your thoughts on how to help the world become a better place.
Thanks and Namaste! Kim