Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Going Green

I just finished reading yet another in a long line of memoirs by people who have attempted to green up their lifestyle, only to realize that it's hard and they don't like it.

Which, OK, whatever.  I don't really see it as being that difficult to unplug the dryer and drive less, but maybe I'm exemplary.

I just get so annoyed when these things are billed as green-living guides.  Because they're not.  They're giant, long-winded excuses.  They're whining and justification for keeping things pretty much the way they are.

It's just a thought here, but it was whining and justification that got us into this mess.  It's going to take something else entirely to get us out.



Jane M said...

I suggest you read Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. It's a new view on why and how things should be changed for the better. Except it's not that new, but it is good.

warmlight said...

I agree. I don't always follow through all the time, but I don't make excuses for it. I try to do better. Enough of the justification.

Down to Earth Mama

Barb McMahon said...

Here's to no more excuses!

And Jane - thanks for the recommendation. I'll look for it.