March 06, 2009

The STory Of STuff.

The older I get and the more children I have, the more disgusted I become with how things are done in this world of ours. I get angry at our society. I get angry and frustrated the more I am informed about the CHEMICALS that are in EVERYTHING and that are KILLING US.

Cancer research??? Does Cancer research look at drug cures? or at our lifestyles and how we are living? I get mad because the stuff I learned in University 10 YEARS AGO, is still not on the news, or just coming out. I get mad that we continue to consume crap by watching crap,reading crap, eating crap, and buying crap just because it is available and WONDERING WHY WE ARE SO ILL. I get mad that us consumers are LIED to by not being informed about the crap that is in the stuff we buy!!! We are so ill mentally,spiritually and physically and this generation just seems to EXPECT drugs to fix it all.

I guess what bothers me the MOST, is that I'm trying to make good choices. Trying to make the healthiest choices for myself and my family with the knowledge I am acquiring. BUT...as soon as I buy my mattress free of BROMINE, I find out that my computer, pillow, and clothes are ALSO doused in this cancer causing chemical.

So frustrating. Even more frustrating are the people who's attitudes are 'everything is toxic so there is nothing I can do'. These are the people who continue to purchase the cheap crap just because it is cheap, and they are the reason this cycle is just not stopping.

I do believe we can ALL make a difference. I can do my part the best I can. It took a few celebrities to stand up and look at the plastic bag movement.....keep it going!! Don't stop. We can buy our stuff at IKEA knowing they do not put BROMINE in everything. We can stop buying cheap food and buy from our local EGG FARMER. Besides.....making these smarter purchases now will save you money on drugs in the future.

Please....Stop doing stuff just because it FEELS GOOD, BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN'T QUIT. BECAUSE YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE IMPACT IT HAS ON THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. JUST STOP.

MAKE A CHANGE....Please.

At least do me a favor and take 20mins to watch the video. Take 20mins to watch a simple, well informed video. Maybe it will help you start to make changes.

The video is storyofstuff.com Click now.

4 comments:

Country Wife said...

Amen! We started "going green" last year. My baby daughter was getting rashes on her knees and wrists.....exactly where her skin would touch as she crawled along. So we started making changes. We started simple...just one thing. The lightbulbs. Then the house cleaners. Then reusable shopping bags. Next came stainless steel drinking bottles...no more plastic water bottles. We installed a programmable thermostat. Bought organic when possible, and shopped for produce at the local farmer's stand. But it was a gradual change. I think people get overwhelmed because they are afraid that it is an immediate overhaul. So I just encourage people to make one change today. In a month, make another. Then another. Inform yourself. Pretty soon you won't even question it anymore, it will just be habit.

Cathy said...

I love your PASSION!!!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I can't wait to watch it when I get my kids in bed. I'm with you to a point...and then the cheapskate or lazy girl comes out in me.

momofthecrazies said...

I have company so I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet. But I will!