I have no regrets, to have regrets is to wish something was different about your life, to have regrets is to play the “what if” game with your past. “What if I hadn’t messed up that relationship”, “what if I had taken that job out west”, “what if I had stayed”, or “what if I had left”. But to play the “What if” game can take a turn for the worse… “What if I had been a few seconds faster”, a thought that used to run through my head about my accident when I was 2 weeks away from turning 16, traveling up the overpass on my bike when a car cut me off, sending me flying through the air and crashing down on my back. A few seconds earlier, and I would have been hit head on by the car, and probably not writing this post. I stopped playing the “What if” game years ago, the past is the past, nothing can be done to change it.
Yesterday I posted an article about how events like Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster have destroyed our world, and how we cannot help but destroy our natural resources. Today, a friend of mine on Facebook, posted a link to a High Existence post entitled “10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome“. I started looking at the concepts and it blew me away. We have the ability to create homes that 1. Recycle material like old tires, tin cans, and plastic bottles, 2. Reduce our strain on our ecosystem, by reducing or eliminating our need to be attached to the grid (electricity), 3. Cost little to nothing yearly to operate. And they cost very little build, from a couple of thousand dollars for the smaller models to just under $100,000 for the larger more luxurious models.
I was on Facebook today and came across the image to the left. Now I live in Canada, and its no different here. We have changed so much to be politically correct and socially acceptable that we have forgotten who we are. In 2009 headlines were abuzz with the fact that schools in New Brunswick were no longer going to sing “O Canada”, our National Anthem, sadly for purposes of privacy, the exact reason Parents didn’t want their children singing was not mentioned. (Story here)