…to the day since my last blog post. Why? I’ve become very disenchanted with the internet as of late, social media in particular. Largely because it frightens me how easy it is for someone to get hold of one piece of cherry-picked or misunderstood (or completely straight up wrong) piece of information and spread it like wildfire. Also because there seems to be a special kind of entitlement that comes with free flowing access to the internet, and that is this crazy idea that not only are we entitled to have, and voice, our opinion, but that everyone must pay attention, and furthermore… agree with us. This leaves us with a false sense of action, in that many people of my generation and younger, actually seem to believe that typing out a well thought out blog and hitting ‘post’ is going to do something. Is going to change something. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. But I’m not a writer, it isn’t something that comes naturally or easily to me and therefore my little blog posts aren’t going to be filled with the words of wisdom required to save the world, and they certainly aren’t going to remove plastic from oceans or marine creatures guts. That means I’m relying solely on my actions.
I’m sorry to say that my actions of late have not been big ones full of impact. Those of you who know me personally, or are following the Facebook page, will know that times have been challenging for my family over the last few months and my thoughts have been otherwise occupied. I now feel though, that this is no excuse, and is actually just an opportunity in disguise. An opportunity to prove what I’ve been trying to say all along, that saving the world does not need to be a big hassle and anyone can do a little something if they really care. The point I really want to make is that if all us take small actions, maybe make small sacrifices, then no one single person does need to turn their life upside and make all the sacrifices themselves.