Some thoughts on conservation. Part of my belief in my  keys to happiness is that we try to do right. If we try to do good, then good things will happen.

What does that mean? It’s hard to figure out at times what is right and what is good. A lot of that depends on perspective.

One of the ways I try to do good is by caring for the environment. I thought I used to. I urge you, if you think you care about the environment, to take a look at the environmental impact of the things you choose to eat. I did and as a result of my education, I chose to make some different choices.

I’m not writing today about my dietary or nutrition choices. What I’m thinking about is conservation. As I was preparing lunch, working my way through a five-pound bag of carrots from Costco, a bag that’s probably close to expiring. And I’m just one man. Why do I need a five-pound bag of carrots from Costco. I buy this because it’s probably the best value for the dollars that I’m spending. But if I end up throwing part of that value in the trash, then is it really a value?

So that got me thinking: what would be a better choice? Now, keep in mind that I did notice that the five-pound bag of carrots was organic, so I did at least make that good choice consciously.  But if I am buying to save money and then throwing away part of it, why don’t I just spend the same amount of money on a smaller bag that I’ll actually use, and then I can support a local farmer or a smaller business. Is that big business that sells the five-pound bag of carrots for $5 needing my money, or does that small family that’s producing that lovingly-grown organic crop, maybe in my community, do they deserve my $5 for my two pounds or my one pound.

From my mind to yours, thank you for reading. What you do with this from here is up to you.


Live without fear. Search for the Truth

Namaste and God Bless!

Jack Talcott

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