Happy 1st of May, Labor Day. Celebrating the lives of the countless people that have suffered so we can have a better life with vacations, workers rights, maternity and paternity leave…and the work is not over. We Can Do Better!
Interestingly enough there is only a #LaborDay Google Doodle for Google.is and not Google.nl. Don’t know if that is because the Dutch care less about their workers then Icelanders 😉
This day is also a reminder to myself how amazing my life is, because if the people that enable my lifestyle. If a family is making more then 34.000$ per year we are part of the 1% of the richest people in the world and we have a opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others with our actions, what we consume and how we consume it. We vote every day with our resources (Time, Talent and Treasure) for what kind of world we want to live in.
And lets not kid ourselves that just recycling or trowing some change at charities when we feel guilty makes any sustainable difference. Its like a overweight person switching to diet coke but doing nothing else to change their lifestyle. Lifestyle change is often challenging but just like the overweight person finds in painful in the start but then later wonders why they didn’t get started sooner it is the same for people that start living in a more sustainable way.
There are a lot of things that I’m addicted to of my consumerist lifestyle but the pain from quitting them is nothing compared to the pain other people, our brothers and sisters, are suffering to enable my lifestyle.
I’m on a detox and taking control over my life back from the broken system of greed and corruption. Whana Join 🙂