Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday, Labor Day, Secretarial Day, etc, etc...
Every day should be an Earth Day, a Father's Day, a Birthday... not a designated day or 1 out of 365 days. These are people who are important to us and in the case of the Earth, it's our survival and existence. Yet, we remember to go to work at least 5 days a week. Since when work is so much more important than tending to these people and places? Why do we need a day to remind us of the beauty and appreciation of them?!
Granted, work gets paid, i.e. we love PAY DAY more than any other day, don't we? The society has reached a stage whereby without the $ sign, nothing can be done! The world has become mercenary. We actually need a day whereby we have a HUMAN DAY. You know, where we can take a bus trip for free for a start, where we can eat a small meal or a simple one to feed our hungry stomach for free. Big organizations and profitable ones where they pay their executives and CEOs millions and even hundred of millions ought to give this to the society or sponsor a day where people can get a meal or a bus ride for free! That's what I'd like to see society celebrates. Think of AIA which paid its CEO $300+ millions (annually!) for bonuses. Think banks which made those money from us but only give back to its shareholders and not to those who are homeless or in hunger. More could have been done by businesses. Naturally, it's not for everyone but if no one starts such a mission, then the world will never ever follow!
Take note that this is not charity like what many foundations are doing. This is just a way to tell the society that there are still things that can be had for free in the world. I certainly won't want to live in a world where one day we may even have to pay for the air in the environment! That's what the electric companies in the world have been living... they make tons of money over the years by providing electricity but when something like the Fukushima nuclear leaks happened, what do they do? Nothing other than damage control! The CEO doesn't even apologize to the society and the people affected at the first instance (granted, he's busy with fire-fighting) nor did the company think of putting the victims the first priority (as in the case of the Gulf Oil Spill)! All the media and the leaders are interested in is more on how much it will cost the company bottom's line!!! Makes one wonders what our world has come to!
Yes, we certainly need Earth Day, not a singular designated day but rather embed into our conscioiusness. Every day should be an Earth Day, a Mother's Day and a Birthday celebration of your own mortality, your spouse's existence and also your children's growth. When that's a consciousness that's prevalent in society, then this would be a +5 rating! :-)
Have a nice day and make it one of your best! Enjoy living and breathing! God Bless!
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