The reader who asked about my sharing that wind and solar aren’t clean, green, or renewable later commented: “the information is quite disturbing”.
I agree, or rather agreed before realizing how much polluting less isn’t the deprivation and sacrifice our culture says, but improves life. I responded:
The information may be disturbing, but I’d rather know than not know, especially if the information is that I’m hurting people for my perceived comfort and convenience. I don’t see how to consider it anything but cruel to remain ignorant when the information is readily available.
Of course, I expect to change culture, but if not one other person tried to live more sustainably and I knew I could change no one but myself, I would do exactly what I’m doing: stopping hurting others through my actions.
How much we pollute and excuse ourselves would arouse disgust and repugnance in everyone if we weren’t so busy suppressing and denying what anyone could tell otherwise. We’re hurting defenseless people by the millions for our comfort and convenience.
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