195: How it feels to live more sustainably than mainstream

July 5, 2019 by Joshua
in Podcast

People ask me if I worry or lose sleep from my environmental habits in a world where most people pollute profligately and unnecessarily.

In this post I try to illustrate by analogy how it feels. How would you feel if you were magically transported to the 50s or 60s and most people smoked and drove cars with no safety equipment but they all considered it normal? Or to 1850 Alabama and someone offered you products made by slave labor?

Here are the results to a search on “Mountain Dew teeth,” to which I refer in the audio. This click is safe, it’s just text search results, but you may want to prepare yourself before clicking from there to images or videos, except that you see equally unhealthy things in the litter, exhaust, and pollution around us all the time.

To expand on parallels with living in an environment accepting slavery, here are episodes 098: Would You Free Your Slaves? and 040: Which is easier, freeing slaves or not using disposable bottles?.

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