Wish I had thought to post this yesterday…
Posted On November 27, 2010
But here it is. I love hearing this woman speak, she’s amazing. And this is so true. Something to keep in mind over the holidays, and always.
It’s got me thinking about a couple of disposable things that I’m attached to. I’m gonna do some meditating on this. How has this mentality made its way into your life?
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I LOVE her! I read her book in high school and was mesmerized.
I think it’s interesting how she equates the disposable mentality with oppression.
I feel stuck sometimes. I mean, I don’t want to use a disposable cup at school when I get my tea, so I got a reusable cup made with BPA free plastic. And I feel that it’s better to use a reusable cup, but I also know that the company who makes these cups is likely to employ many unethical and poisonous elements to create these cups. And I think this is the problem that many people with good intentions are facing.
So, I tell myself, “Next time, find a reusable cup that’s used!”, but then I forget, or have trouble finding what I need, and end up just buying the new one. And I know there is inconsistency in my beliefs and actions, and I don’t like it. So, I too really want to re-think my choices and see what I can do to truly represent the woman I know is inside me, but have trouble finding sometimes.