I try and improve myself and the impact our family has on the world, constantly. It’s tricky to tick all the boxes: ethical food, plastic/waste free, sugar free, shite free, positive and beneficial parenting and interactions with other human beings.. Yet try I still do.. And then:
I get smacked in the face by people who don’t give a shit. Who continue in their own blinkered, none giving a fuck world and leave a trail of destruction as they go. Now, some people may laugh at my next observation but it’s bloody important. We have a responsibility to look after our planet, our precious bodies and our fellow humans.
I left the house this morning and its bin day. We have a great curb side recycling scheme that provides us with easy access to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, batteries, tin cans, glass, clothes and we even have a compost bin. Yet still, there are neighbours who don’t give a fuck. Their black bins are spewing out plastic and cardboard and who knows what else, all over world. To be dumped in bloody landfill and destroy our precious atmosphere, one filthy diet coke bottle and half eaten pizza at a time.
THEN, already bubbling over with incredulity, I get to nursery. I drop off Leo to be confronted by some stupid, bull faced woman, huffing and puffing at her child and telling him he can’t cry. Why? Why can’t he cry, you insensitive moron? Whilst I would personally cry if someone made me be with you, this wonderful, vulnerable little human loves you. How’s about I slap you around your ignorant chops and deny you the right to express whatever emotion that engenders?! God damn people, they drive me mad.
To top it off, I might as well go off on one now I’ve started: people that complain about a struggle they are facing, ask for help and then do absolutely jack shit to change the situation. Purley because it takes effort! People would rather continue a daily struggle than take a while to take the nail right out of their heads. It IS about the nail. It’s ALWAYS about the nail if you want to change shit. We are meant to be intelligent life forms.. If this is intelligent, I’d rather be a fucking jelly fish.
For those of you wondering about the nail reference: https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg