Sunday, 9 June 2013

Day 37 - The Big Problem of "Little Things"

I was in town the other day buying equipment for the farm and picking up food for the animals and what happened was that I got distracted in terms of what I needed to do and I had not written everything down so, I forgot to collect some of the food that was bought earlier in the day. I had to go back the next day to collect it as some of the shops don’t like it when the stuff isn’t picked up soon after it is bought. It meant that I had to waste time and spend half of another day in town when I could’ve been working on the farm, especially since there isn’t many people capable of doing the physical work that I do.(There isn’t many guys - lol)

The point that I realised from this – and other instances – is that if you are not stable and focused, you easily get distracted from what you need to do. I also was in a rush as I don’t enjoy being in town and I had been there almost the whole day already.

I also realized that I need to be more diligent in writing points that need to be done as work is easily forgotten and you cannot rely on memory to keep track of all the work. There is many little things that get forgotten as they are not very important and other big problems that need fixing get in the way so, the little things start to pile up higher and higher until they are also big problems.

The point that I see is that whenever I can pay attention to the little things instead of leaving it for the next day – which often turns into the next month – I will place whatever spare time that I have available to taking on the small points so as to Prevent them from turning into Big problems.

The same thing can be said in terms of my personal process – meaning that when I see I am allowing a “small” point to influence me, I stop and correct it before it compiles into a possession/obsession or causes me to create conflict as an outflow onto the beings around me.

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Day 36 - The Power of Community

The power of community is a documentary about how Cuba survived when their oil supplies were cut off. You can watch the video here:

I watched this documentary and the point that was made apparent was that if people don’t manage to get out of their personal little bubbles by the time that oil runs out, there is very little chance that human civilization will survive.

The documentary was displaying how Cubans had to learn to work together in a Community to grow their own food without the use of modern technology and pesticides.

Imagine if there was no oil, you wouldn’t have electricity, pesticides, petrol, plastic, etc. How would you survive?

Without the petrol and pesticides, modern farming would be impossible – meaning that food would be hard to come by. What the Cubans did is learn to farm utilizing every space they had available and to farm by working WITH nature instead of against it.

At one point in the documentary they make an interesting statement in the line of: If you asked all of Cuba to turn off their lights for a day, they would do it but, if you asked all Americans to turn off their lights for a day, they would say ‘Why? I paid for it!’

It makes you think that the only way people will learn is when the oil actually runs out and they have to change through pain and suffering instead of preventing the problem before it occurs, as it is an eventuality.

The Equal Life Foundation and Equal Money Capitalism suggest to re-grow and re-cultivate community-based living.

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Day 35 - The Sins of the Parent

Source Article:

Johannesburg - A 7-year-old boy from Sasolburg nearly died when his house caught fire while his mother was out drinking at a nearby bar.
According to a Volksblad report, the boy was asleep at home when the fire woke him up.
“The child was lying asleep. He woke up from the heat and flames and smoke and could flee to safety through an open window,” said Zamdela police constable Peter Kareli.

It transpired that the boy’s 25-year-old mother regularly left the house on a Thursday evening, and would leave her child alone at home until Sunday or Monday.

She was arrested for child neglect at the bar and was taken into custody.

She will appear in a Sasolburg court soon.

This is a perfect example of why a lot of people should not be parents.

How can it be justified for people that are untrained and are not responsible are allowed to raise and train children- who are literally the future of us all? The child that is in this article will forever be scarred by this event and will be cared for by another which is most likely, similarly untrained.

It should be a given that any individual that wants to get pregnant should be checked to see if they are capable of supporting and raising a child and are then trained as to what are appropriate responses to behaviour and how to train the child to live as a responsible and stable person in the world.

If you consider that if children were raised properly, that they would be able to change the world – succeeding where we have failed.

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Day 34 - Animals Deserve Better

Why is it that people would torture an animal before slaughtering and eating them? It’s bad enough that we need to consume animals for our own survival, but is it really necessary to torture them beforehand?

From my perspective: would it not be better to give the animals the best possible life they can have and once they are old and their quality of life is being reduced by their age, to then only consider slaughtering them for human consumption. 

For another point: the person that wants to consume the animal - should take part in the upbringing and welfare of the animals during its lifetime.

I can see that people would not be as willing to eat meat after they have assisted in raising the animal that the meat has come from, but it is not considered that the meat you buy in a store was also an animal once and most of them suffer throughout their lives for the benefit and satisfaction of people around the world. If the animal was to have a full and enjoyable life, then when you kill them you are not depriving an animal of a life, but allowing them to end their life with dignity.

The same should be done of humans, as once they are dead their bodies can be used to feed animals so that we can give back as we have received. Of course all meat needs to be checked to see if it is safe for consumption in terms of any medication that was taken by the human that can harm the animal.

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