But, that doesn’t mean I don’t keep busy. This is myself and our son Rasmus. We spend our days doing what parents and their kids normally do. One of the things we do each day is go for a long walk in the local woodlands. It great to get away from the city and out into nature. But what’s with all the trash…
It doesn’t come as a surprise that there’s trash in nature, but it keeps getting more and more and that isn’t a surprise…it’s a real scare. Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers…this is our legacy that we leave behind for our kids and the future generations! It’s not something I see any pride in.
On every walk that we take, we bring a bag and we pick plastic, metals, glass bottles, cigarette boxes. Yes, I can agree that feels wrong to pick up after others, but if they don’t understand better, then we need to be the bigger person and do our part, for the future generations.
I believe that the best way to lead, is to be a good example. To educate and to involve. I trust my instincts on this and I hope by involving our son in this, for him to see me doing this at his early age, he will hopefully see this as the most natural thing to do. And for him to understand that garbage and waste doesn’t belong in nature, and if we see it there, we pick it up and help clean it up.
It is obvious that many seems to think that it is perfectly natural to leave our waste in nature. It isn’t. But by others leading as good examples, picking up their waste, it might be a message that will make them contemplate it further and finally tip over.
This isn’t a contest about who can pick the most discarded waste in nature and it is not a campaign to seek as many likes and shares as possible. The important underlying message here is ACTION. If you just pick up one tiny bit of plastic or a bottle or an empty beer can on your walk tomorrow, then that makes a difference. You’ve made a change!
And if you continue to do this every day, I can assure you that others will see it and others will follow.
It all starts with a small change, a small action, a small step. Take that step and let’s give our kids and future generations an inheritance to enjoy and a legacy for our generation to be proud of.
“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito”
Ps. I’m reporting back to action full time in February 2018!