Don’t try to tackle all the issues, pick the closest to your heart, where you’re most likely to make a decent impact.  Most importantly – be brave, don’t be politically correct, have courage,  be the change you want others to be.  Mean what you say and don’t be mean when you say it.

Don’t fall in the extremes as those who do that are very vulnerable… do it from the heart.  When it gets tough, remember the others, do it for them, don’t expect rewards, don’t ask for recognition.  This is the way of a true eco warrior.

Stevie Wonder sang… “If you believe in things you don’t understand then you suffer.”  He’s awesome.  Get educated, see what’s really happening in the world, study the science yourself, go visit places!  Visit places in Asia, you’ll see much less subtle ways how humanity is wreaking havoc on the planet.  We’re all connected.

The biggest challenge facing the planet is overpopulation and all the demands on the resources that this brings with it.  Every new life will create a footprint.  When you have kids, don’t be selfish by having many.  Strive to live or teach your kids to have a net positive effect on environment.  Don’t expect the government to fix things… act!  Do something; you are going to be that change.  It’s up to you, your actions count more than you can imagine.

Be a heretic.  Use skillful means to shake people up and help them wake up.  Employ real proof and demonstrate reasonable connections between our actions and consequences.  Inspire others with your compassion towards the world and all living beings.

Don’t be stiff.  Have a drink and relax.  Listen to up-beat music.  Don’t rush places, be mindful.  Meditate.  Hidden deep in your consciousness is timeless wisdom and peace.  Say hello to your neighbor, smile, mean it.  Step outside, take off your shoes, look up in the sky and kiss it, this is mother earth you’re standing on.  Earth is your real mother, respect it, cherish it.  Respect every form of life. May you live every day of your life.

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  1. The overpopulation point is a good one. People think I’m nuts when I tell them I’m not having any kids. It’s almost like I just informed the world is going to end tomorrow. Scary reactions. And people continue just going on and having more and more kids.

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