My last blog post, entitled “Honeybees and Sustainability”, was long and required a lot of extra research. This week, I have decided to do the opposite. Instead, I simply want to express my thoughts on something I think all of us as sustainability activists experience occasionally.
As social and environmental activists, it can sometimes be difficult to stay positive when fighting against people’s ignorance and indifference. Getting caught up in the doom of all the world’s problems is easy. Obviously this feeling comes and goes, but especially during current world events, a positive outlook can be hard to find. Witnessing so much hatred and close-mindedness is disheartening for the peaceful image of our world that I know all of us in the Sustainability LLC hope for. This is precisely why I think that it is so valuable to be a part of a positive and supportive community like ours.
Though there may be a lot of negativity in the world right now, made inescapable by social media, seeing so many of my peers continuing to spread positivity makes it easier for me to do so as well. In regards to the environment, this positivity is encouraged during sustainability events, reminding us why we continue to persevere through the fight for a better world. This continued reinforcement of the “why” is perhaps the only thing that will allow us to continue to make a difference for years to come.
At a time set aside for thankfulness, I am thankful to be a part of such a great community filled with people who are bettering the world everyday. Its so nice to know that we’re in it together.