Interesting Quotes

A short list of quotes I’ve found.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children” – Kenyan Proverb

We all have our futures financed on the world our children will live in. To neglect it, is to neglect your children.

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. ” – Albert Einstein

This is true – you must change your thinking completely to solve a problem. A fix using the thinking that created the problem will only ever be a band-aid. And yes, Einstein is responsible for that one.

“Speak as though it were the last sentence allowed you.” – Elias Canetti

This is one of the toughest I can think of – I certainly doubt I’m that good at holding my tongue at the moment. A self reflection on how I give little thought to my fellow man. Oh well, next quote (a reminder of how little I think of doing something about that problem).

“Do less, with less.” – Viridian Design Manifesto

I would have thought it should be ‘do more’ with less (because consumption of natural resources is a problem). I had thought of “Veridian Dynamics” the fictional company Ted, from TV shot “Better off Ted” works in reading that.

Reusing or repurposing is the right solution to consumption issues, as is recycling. I read on a forum (probably whirlpool), that the 3Rs are “reduce, reuse, recycle” and recycle is the LAST one for a reason, because it’s the harmful option. And I agree, reducing consumption is nearing perfection – with exception that consumption is still not sustainable in higher than design volumes.

“Don’t follow trends – start trends.” – Frank Capra

I wonder if Apple, Facebook, and the like have heard of this one? – I’m amazed at myself now too – I thought I’d easily have had the latest tech by now – years ago, this applied to mobiles and the like, now, you’ll be lucky to have a mobile number for me, let alone reach me on it (it’s been turned off for about 6 weeks or so now, prior to that, off for about 2 years and lost for another half year on that).

“A wise man changes his mind; a fool never will.” – Spanish Proverb

And I think of so many different times this has applied and applied very successfully, work is a key item, parenting is there too. This and Einstein’s “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” could not apply more in many situations I’ve encountered.

“We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.” – Terri Swearingen

A very good reminder that we need to ensure we don’t ‘bite the hand that feeds us’ so to speak. This planet supports our survival – we as humans do so much to destroy it, and our co-inhabitants.

“Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” – Cree Indian Prophecy

This has been a quote that I’ve heard many times – so it’s stuck in my head – I consider it one of the best (likely because I’ve heard it so much), we can’t eat money – yet, Ecology and Economy face opposite sides of the same coin. We really only take the planet that supports us, below the almighty dollar. Profit still rates higher than the air we breathe, and our fellow human beings. Fixing man’s destruction of wildlife, still rates below innovation in technology.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

This is another quote that is true. I think my comment above, that technology rates higher than fixing destructive behaviour, or previous destruction, endangering our co-inhabitants. An iPod, iPhone, Plasma TV, all rate higher than fixing the destruction of Scrubtits, Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats and Grey Nurse Sharks. Each of the 3 endangered animals, have a longer lifespan than the warranty period of an iPod, iPhone (amazing, 24 months finance, on a 1 year warranty) or Plasma TV.

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait ’til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”  – Thomas Edison

Edison is responsible for that quote – and we still haven’t mastered solar technology at levels that have eliminated coal and oil consumption – because ecology and economy are on opposing sides of one coin.

“Out of clutter … find simplicity. From discord . . . find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ” – Albert Einstein

This is another quote, so true – I’ve on many occasions been able to find a new start from a bad situation. Triumph through adversity.

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge. ” – Thomas Edison

An interesting quote that reminds us, that nature will always be superior – laughing down upon us attempting to master it, and hold it’s forces, as opposed to working with its ecology, seeing ourselves as part of the big picture – instead of above it.

Is the human species really intent on the path of ‘f#$king themselves’ (by f$#king the planet that supports them) ?

And I’ll add one here to the list: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

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