Archive for February 4th, 2018

The world is DEFINITELY getting better

February 4, 2018

I know someone who is a profound pessimist. Life, the world and even their cup is at least half empty, getting worse, going to the dogs! I, on the other hand, am an optimist… I am full of hope. I almost can’t help hoping. I naturally see the potential in things and find it easy to find a positive side to life.

Another thing that my friends know about me – I hate plastic. Mostly I hate it because it gets everywhere and causes such pollution and destruction, but I also hate it because it is so unavoidable. (Recently I discovered that there is even plastic in teabags!)

Turtle and Plastic in the Ocean

Imagine then the effect on me of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 documentary series – the incredible and at times jaw-dropping beauty of the planet and the impact of plastics even in the deepest parts of our oceans. I think all who have seen that documentary series must surely have been incredibly moved by it.

Which brings me to the title of this post – as human beings we seem capable of immense destruction and carelessness, but also of tremendous compassion and a capacity to change

. Here in the UK countless companies, individuals and even the government have begun the steps towards change – who knows whether we will as a world community have the courage of our convictions, but our growing awareness is a great sign of hope!