Get out of your bubble!

Every so often I feel “stuck in a bubble.” Maybe it’s an overdose of suburbia or maybe it’s the lack of diversity in my environment– but either way it’s a feeling of emtrapment. A sepration from the world around you. A blindness. You know things are going on outside of your world– but inside your domain you’re untouched by human reality. A utopia, maybe. But reality? Certainly not. 

Get out of your bubble.

 

 Poverty is not a light topic. Some say we need the wealthy and we need  the poor so that the world can sustain, grow and function. I don’t believe that. In fact, I came along this quote not too long ago that explains why poverty is the result of injustices throughout the world:

“The poor are a by-product of the system in which we live and for which we are responsible. They are marginalized by our social and cultural world. They are oppressed, exploited proletariat, robbed of the fruit of their labor and despoiled of their humanity, Hence the poverty is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.”

 –Gustavo Guiterrez

 

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When it comes to environmental climate change, impoverished nations will struggle the most.

 It’s okay to feel detached from the world– away from the wars, the famine, the dieases and the injustice. Consider yourself lucky to be so distant from such autrocities. But do remember, every so often, to reach outside your bubble and see the world through someone elses eyes.

 Our environmental issues aren’t just about SUVs and solar panels, they’re about the right to live.

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    Prof. Hancock said,

    Very thoughtful. Good use of links and video. Great writing.


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