Good week to everyone!
The ten-minute-reading-session of this week is on the education of the young.
This is a call to action. We always talk about cultural transformation in order to achieve sustainability, being this economic, social and environmental. Sustainability can only be wired to your brain if you educate yourself.
Sure!, now it sucks if someone tells you okey man, beside all you are doing nowadays, and not mattering at all if you have or not time for anything, you have to start studying certain stuff… They might think you are a dumbass, a nerd, freak, or even autistic. But the truth is that if you do not start getting informed about these things, the system ends up taking you in as a dumbass. And it is you who cannot get out of the routine, it is you the one who can not detach from the sense of security given by clinching to the routine within the system.
This would be simpler if someone had taught us since we were kids. And if we want the next generation not to go through the same ignorance we went through, we have to try to give them good information, at least when we find the tools to do so.
“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin…” – Charles Darwin
If any of you knows a professor from any school, has him as a friend, or family, or even the schools we went to, please resend this info to them. I found some cool, short, animated videos for kids from Loop Scoops, which have profound messages for our kids to avoid them from transforming themselves into mere consumers. You can also find here a short article on how to explain sustainability to a kid. But the most awesome contribution I found is a free two-week curriculum on sustainability to be inserted in school, for grades ranging from 9 to 12. It is an astounding work in which Annie Leonard contributed, called Buy, Use, Toss?. Can you imagine how lovely it would be if our schools had a subject in high school about all the racket that is going on in the world? Well, now we have the tiny chance of trying to install it…
All the best for everyone,