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Avatar… Yes, Really

I know about all of the hype around Avatar, and how everyone thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.  That being said, I had no interest in seeing it.  I had to force myself to watch it last night, more than anything I kind of wanted to see what everyone was talking about.  So I did.

Let me just say that I never went into this movie thinking this would be a blogable experience.  But when the movie was over, I knew that it definitely was.

In my opinion the whole movie was about a sence of entitlement and a bigger picture.  When you think about it, it happens all of the time.  Someone thinks that they need something more than the next and it will benefit more people than you keeping it. 

I wonder what would happen if something was completely eliminated because it wasn’t ours to take and we could no longer get it?  Would the world come to an end?  I doubt it.  We would figure it out, because that’s what we do.  We are smart, even though sometimes we don’t always act that way. 

 If a global law was passed that we could no longer cut down trees the world would not end and we would be just fine.  Yes, people would be out of work, but new jobs would be created.  Where would we get printer paper and toilet paper.  We would figure it out, more jobs would be created to figure this out.  Hopefully this would mean a bigger focus on recycling (that’s just one of my hopes).  

I think that sometime we get so caught up in the next new thing that we forget that sometimes all we need are the basics.  We don’t have to keep taking and taking because we think it is something that we need.  I appreciate the practices of homesteading and sustainable living.  The world is not ours for the taking, everything in life is about give AND take.  Just dont forget the GIVE part.


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