Friday, February 19, 2016

#50 / Oh, No There Won't !!!

The Washington Post ran a story under a picture like the one shown above, and the headline said this:

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. . .

My reaction was pretty immediate: 

Oh, No There Won't !!!

How can I say that? There was a reputable report that made that prediction.

Here's the thing: we get used to extrapolating from existing conditions and then saying how things "will be." 

That's not how it works.

Things "will be" the way we make them. At least that will be the case if we stop acting like our role in the world is to observe what's happening to us. 

Our role in the world isn't to "watch what's happening."

Our role in the world is to make things happen. 

We are not going to let plastic beat out fish, are we?


I didn't think so!!!

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