“The Necessary Photo”
It’s a beautiful day in London, one of the cities that probably represent what some people would call the peak of our civilization. The sun is shinning, there’s hundreds of people wandering in shops, there’s thousands of people in parks. Everyone’s happy, relaxed. It’s really warm, the grass is green and freshly cut and you can hear birds singing. Everyone looks really happy, playing sports, playing with their children, listening to music, dancing and having a good time. Some people are sitting in line to get ice-cream. All and all, it’s paradise on Earth. But I’m not that happy. Why? Cause I’ve taken this next photo last night and it made me think about a lot of things.
At this point most people are probably in the process of closing the browser window because they were offended by the image or, if not, at least wandering what the hell does this image have to do with everything that I’ve said until now. Think about it for one second. Even if its more difficult for most people to admit it, everyone can relate to this image. All of us, with almost no exceptions (at least all the people with healthy kidnees), see this image a couple of times a day. It’s something that we have to do in order for our body to function properly. Ok, so what does this have to do with anything you’ll say. Well, it took for a drunk college student to throw her/his rose from an honors night ceremony for this image to get a totally different meaning. So you do this activity day after day (and I’m refering here to all the activities that a so called modern citizen undertakes during a regular day), it becomes part of you, an inborn mechanism as natural as going to the toilet. But what happens when something changes and realize something is wrong. What do you do then? “Do you piss on the flower?” Do you question whether that’s right or wrong? Do you stop for a second and think that, although the sun is shining and butterflies are flying, maybe there’s something dead wrong with this so called “perfect civilized society” we are living in? If you don’t, then maybe you should. Just open google and type in hunger, poverty, deforestation, polution or pick your own word. You’ll find all you need. I did it this afternoon and I found out that although 1.2 billion people suffer from hunger worldwide, 30-40% of all food produced in the UK is never eaten. In the US the amount is around 40-50%. Is this the peak of our civilization?
If you think that what I’ve written is bs and stupid then close this window and never come back here if that’s what you want. If you got the point than try and change something. It’s up to you.
One more thing. If you’ve taken the time to read through this then waste another minute or two and add a comment. I really want to know what other people have to say about this.