Thursday, 18 July 2013

Stop the world, I want to get off......

Well the purchase of the new fridge went well, all done and delivered, and the old one is off to be repaired, reconditioned and hopefully resold, happy about that.......but walking through the store to buy the fridge I was shocked to see a 100" TV...really , who needs this.....I then find out the largest TV about to be released is 150 inches...over 3.8metres.....OMG.....what is happening....while this TV will obviously be out of the price range of most people, why do they insist on making much radiation does it emit and how much power does it use to run.....when I think about my everyday attempts to do my bit for the planet and realise that it can all be undone by just one person buying and using this TV I could come something that is so obvious to me...that huge TV's are a ridiculous use of energy and still not something that others can identify, they are just happy to have a larger TV than their friends or neighbours....Wow, people need to really start thinking about what we are all doing and how much longer we can continue to act this way....TV is just one of the thousands of things that we all need to sapping, resource devouring, planet destroying purchases.........stop updating TV's, phones, computers, cars, appliances, clothes...try to repair, reuse, recycle, or just be happy not to have the latest gadget....advertisers and marketers want you to keep buying and spending....but think about the environmental impact of all purchases, the carbon miles, the cost to the environment to produce, energy required to run them......stop this crazy consumerism.....stop this crazy cycle and live that we can simply live....


  1. Sometimes it's just about having the conversation isn't it? I always am surprised when I realise the rest of the world doesn't always see things the same way I do. Keep striving and sharing the ideals though. Someone has to, right?

  2. What can you do. Apart from 'live by example'. It's completely crazy what goes on in this world, some things are so obvious and yet... so unimportant to most.
    It is nice to know there are other like-minded people around though!

  3. Oh wow! What a great post! I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so that I visited here. Your words sound so much like mine! It's heartening to know others who walk the walk.