Monday, May 23, 2011

On Going Green...

... and other grown up things.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a [wo]man, I gave up childish ways.



I started my morning off yesterday with a conversation about sharing... In the socialist sense of the word. The conversation took a turn that lead to my revealing the fact that I don't vote and never had voted. This wasn't something I had been hiding, rather, something I don't typically talk about simply because it never comes up. Which lead me to post a facebook status about the fact that I didn't vote and am not (was not) compelled to do so. The responses were overwhelming and while no new information was presented, the manner with which the old information was presented lead me to look further into it.




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I am typically a healthy eater, and even somewhat aware of my environment. But it's usually for myself. I hear a lot about going green, and I did a little research on it today. Decided that it's time for me to start heading in that direction.

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The connection: My cousins both made statements yesterday about my aversion to voting and attached politics. To paraphrase, what I do or choose not to do affects more than just me. Every person has an affect on the society. Whether it's voting, going green, or just learning to watch my mouth sometimes, what I do affects me, it affects my society, and it affects my progeny. When we are children, we don't think about how our actions affect others. Well I'm 26 years old, so it's time for me to grow up and live as an adult. 

The Conclusion: So, today I am going to register to vote. I may or may not end up voting for a presidential candidate, but I will make sure to keep an open mind when it comes to voting for my local government.

And I'm going green! :)

~M~




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