Monthly Archives: May 2009

Where is sustainability dharma at now?

Lately I have been thinking about what to do with this blog. It has been a while since I wrote anything substantial especially about sustainability.

I had tried to write about the two things which are most important to me – sustainability and Buddhism – and show how they work together in me as one concept or idea. After all every person is one individual with multiple concepts. Sometimes they are complementary, at other times they are contradictory. We are pluralistic. We have influences from all directions.

But to be honest it has been hard to sustain writing about them both as though they were one concept. So I feel it is now time to concentrate on one topic: sustainability. While Buddhism is still important to me it is far more personal and also more difficult to write about. Besides, focusing on one subject is better, more logical and makes for easier-to-understand writing. It also makes it easier to write. After all don’t we write to be read?

Sustainability Wit

  1. We need science to solve all the problems we wouldn’t have if there were no science.
  2. “If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy long ago.” Sir George Porter
  3. Gravity is a myth – the Earth sucks.
  4. Whenever he thought about the environment he felt absolutely terrible. So he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it.
  5. The modern electric toothbrushes are having an effect on tooth care. In fact, my dentist was telling me that in Great Britain today, the major cause of tooth decay is weak batteries.
  6. Progress: the continuing effort to make things to be as good as they used to be.
  7. Have you ever noticed how modern developers operate? They bulldoze the trees and then name the streets after them!
  8. Most people in the city have come up from the country to make enough money to leave the city and live in the country.
  9. The government is finally doing something about energy conservation. They are asking motorists to remember to turn off their wind-screen wipers whenever they drive under a bridge.
  10. How wonderful it is to wake up in the middle of London every morning to the sounds of the birds coughing.