Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Then send my brussel sprouts to those starving kids!

Would you do this?

I keep hearing people saying that they rebelled against Earth Hour by turning on all their lights, that token deprivation is pointless, but I'm not sure they really understand. In my mind, some of the value of such activities is to understand a different relationship with stuff or electricity and to identify with people who live with this on a daily basis. It can also be a bit of a vote or a poll, to demonstrate public will.

What are you willing to do either on a one-time basis or on an ongoing basis? Do you beat yourself up for the things you don't do? Do you feel competitive with others who share your sensibilities? Do you consider yourself hypocritical if you do some good deeds and not others?

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