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Hands Across the Sand event shows the Earth is bigger than our best efforts

Hot sand did not deter, may have even sped up the procession.
Hot sand did not deter, may have even sped up the procession.

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  • Matthew Kupstas 5 years ago

    Our society suffers from an addiction to mobility. This mobility includes our personal travel, the travel of our friends/family/coworkers to us, and the travel of goods to us. Depending on this relationship to immense mobility allows us to meet our physical, social, and spiritual needs almost entirely outside of the communities we live. This lack of intimacy with one's land and people makes the destruction of land and community seem less alarming. After all, we can always get drinking water, fish, meat, vegetables, paper, cotton, wood, beauty, recreation, etc. from somewhere else. The problem is, we are running out of those "somewhere else" places.

  • Misti Burmeister 5 years ago

    It will be interesting to see what happens when Hummers become less cool - or better, intolerable. Our abundant society does, however, need an alternative place in which to get the good feeling of having the toughest car on the road, the biggest house or the largest, most expensive clothes...I wonder who will step up and help our world see the beauty that exists right inside of them...with that - and a sense of community, i can imagine the need for over abundance will unnecessary

  • Kristalyn 5 years ago

    Our society suffers not from consumption or desire for mobility but rather from imbalanced and unsustainable acts--the quantity and quality of our actions should be proportional to our needs not our wants. Our homes, transportation, food, and clothing should be the result of us creatively fulfilling the need for such. Our future rests on decisions of ethical intent, which build upon our daily needs and interactions with one another...

  • Cameron 5 years ago

    Fear drives the delusion that if one cannot keep up with the system, the system will trample them like a herd of water buffalo. What so many do not understand is that they are already being trampled. They're just able to still keep ahead of the stragglers in the herd. The System of consumption and as Matt said the addiction to mobility perpetuates the system but when we can learn to surrender the need for the mental chatter that distracts us from what we do not have and can learn to be mindful and intentional, then we can rebuild communities and give up the "need" for social accolades and relinquish the delusion that money, oil, or possessions equate to comfort and survival. At this point peace of mind and true comfort can be experienced.

  • Stan Dotson 5 years ago

    Thanks for provoking the good conversation about good and hard truths, Leslee. I'm sorry I missed the hand holding. I was somewhere on the beach, reading a hopeful book by Don Mosely, which begins with an interesting quote by Pierre Telhard de Chardin: “Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love. And then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.” Maybe we don't have to wait until we master the wind and waves and tide before harnessing those better energies.

  • Mike Arendt 5 years ago

    Thanks again for the support and coverage of the event.

    BTW, my company name is actually Eco-Cents.com....check it out the site, there's a lot of great information already even though it's still a work in progress.

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