This week has been full of interesting revelations on self. I would share them here, with you, but I’m not sure I can fully articulate them yet. The things I am learning are some deep-seated, bad-ass things that will likely impact the rest of my life. Or not. You see, one of the things that I have learned about myself is that if I learn something about me I don’t like, I work to change it.
Not necessarily in the direction of popular notion. For instance, I’ve recently become more aware of the fact that I’m somewhat self-absorbed. To combat this, I am volunteering this summer with The Nature Conservancy and Tulsa’s Oxley Nature Center. I’ve always cared about nature, but now the need for greater community involvement has become clear. They need help. I need to do something worthwhile. It’s a win-win. I want to find more and better ways of reaching out to people on the behalf of nature, and help birth the realization that we are the ONLY ones that can do anything to stop the destruction of our planet and the other lifeforms that occupy it with us. (Did I mention I was self-absorbed?)
Not to jump on the soapbox at this hour, but that’s where I am right now.
I want to help. This stuff will help now. Other than that and graduation, I’m just sort of hanging out right now. Living in existential limbo. Sleeping on the Scenic Bypass of the Mind.
Nobody’s perfect, but perfection exists as something to strive for. Let’s strive to make our world as clean as it was when we got here. I know we have or can develop the technology to make it happen.
Let’s do it, folks.