the environments

I remember talking to someone who said “I can’t handle when kids get so worked up over dumb things, like a papercut is the worst thing to ever happen to them” 

if they’re 3-4, hopefully it IS the worst thing to ever happen to them. out of nowhere there’s hurt, there’s red, there’s BLOOD??? FROM A PAPER?? of course they’re flipping out jesus christ wouldn’t you 

i feel like such a huge part of dealing with and loving the babies is understanding what that post said: everything is new to them. sometimes it’s fun and amazing (seeing snow, touching a baby chick) but sometimes it’s very overwhelming.  imagine a carnival, a mall, a loud crowded place, having never experienced it before. 

a thing I hear in teaching a lot is “little people have big emotions. it’s our job to create calm, not add to their chaos”
Wealthy Bristol residents cause outrage by installing 'anti-bird spikes' to stop droppings hitting expensive cars
Wealthy residents have attached ‘anti-bird spikes’ to trees in a bid to protect their expensive cars from droppings, outraging environmentalists. The spikes – which are generally used to stop birds resting and building nests on ledges and nooks on buildings – were nailed to two trees in an exclusive part of Bristol.

The trees, located in the front gardens of privately owned flats in the Clifton area of the city, have been described by a local Green Party councillor as “literally uninhabitable to birds.”

One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed the spikes were “solely to to protect cars”, which include a number of expensive BMWs and Audis, from bird droppings.

They said: “The spikes are solely to protect the cars, there is no other reason.”

On the surface this seems like a bizarre example of man vs nature, but I think it’s stories like this that really highlight how separated our society has become from nature. In our capitalist modernity, nature and natural resources are commodities that must be bought, sold, exploited, and after that, in cities especially, often only experienced in a prepackaged, sanitised, controlled form. 

Nature becomes more and more distant and unfamiliar, so that when we’re confronted with it, it’s an alien world, and rendering trees uninhabitable to birds seems like a reasonable course of action to protect a sports car.

Existence, Merle, life? Merle? Is horrible. To exist, to live, is horrible

I think John is a fun villain

YOU Are the Solution! Must-Watch Documentaries / Films Below:

If you are interested in learning more about the the benefits of a compassionate plant-based lifestyle, check out these great documentaries. Please share and spread the information!

For Animal Rights:

  • Earthlings (2005)
  • Vegucated (2011)
  • Blackfish (2013)
  • The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)
  • The Cove (2009)
  • Live and Let Live (2013)
  • Speciesism: The Movie (2013)
  • Unity (2015)
  • Okja (2017) *fictional*

For the Environment:

  • The End of the Line (2009)
  • Cowspiracy (2014)
  • Food Inc. (2008)
  • Meat the Truth (2007)
  • Planeat (2010)
  • Chasing Coral (2017)

For Health:

  • Forks Over Knives (2011)
  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
  • What the Health (2017)
  • PlantPure Nation (2015)
  • Hungry for Change (2012)
  • Crazy Sexy Cancer (2007)
  • Food Matters (2008)