We are after all a site with OUTDOORS and LIFE in our tag line, we should not be quiet about this subject!
Texts begin to come in, research and ideas start to form, and our push to say something begins. Globally, the details are late to arrive, but the flood gates have been opened, and by now most of our readers have seen the memes and read the details, but for us to stand by and watch doesn’t align with our goals. We need to get something out!
Not bad for joining the awareness brigade, but let’s do more than just push the awareness button, let’s at least answer a few questions…
These posts went up, but the discussion continues…I would like to add that no one should just take our word for the content we post, and so under the “How can we help” slide, I would amend it to say “Stay Informed”. Not just about the “what?”, but also about the “why?”.
I’m not sure understanding the “why?” will help solve questions like “how we got here” or “how can we fix this”, but despite our worst efforts, I remain optimistic.
I remain optimistic that understanding something as simple as The Tragedy of the Commons can remind people that reason and self-interest can work together in a way which supports the betterment of all? TED-ed made a really good video on the point I’m trying to make. – take a look – This is part of life, this is part of what is happening in the Amazon Rainforest, this is part of what is happening globally, there is more to “why?” than just one thing, but it’s part of the conversation.
What do you think? I do hope you’ll share your thoughts on what’s happening, and why? Some may say we should just stick to talking about rock climbing, but I agree with my teammates…we should not be quiet about this subject!