Creating the lifestyle
Nature has created the planet’s most breathtaking vistas with ease; humankind has had to try a little harder. Seen through an airplane window as a transatlantic flight cruises toward Amsterdam, there’s one vista that manages to combine the humbling grandeur of open water with the order, form and steel-sharp ingenuity of man-made technology.
Worth even the briefest of layovers in one of Europe’s most colorful cities, it’s not an easy spectacle to forget. It’s a wind farm in the North Sea, and the sight of scores of modern-day windmills whipping in unison against a peach-colored sky at sunrise is enough to arrest the imagination of even the most bleary-eyed of traveler.
The churning turbines form a stationary army of windmills.( Where’s Don Quixote when we need him? )
The sight of so many perceived foes might be enough to make that fictional hero retreat to his bed with a migraine, but that’s only because he never knew that he should have picked a more deserving enemy. The arms of these windmills are the wonders of nature wrapped around the benefits of nature, and they’re just one of the many spectacular incarnations of the future of renewable energy.
Beauty meets function
How can something so beautiful be so intrinsically functional? It’s hard to believe that creating art can anywhere ever equate to creating lifestyle. Human society has learned to be leery of anything that appears to be too good to be true. That old rule is rarely wrong, but in the case of renewable energy, these are functions too good and too true to be ignored. The wind and the sun are two of the planet’s most bottomless resources, and millions of people around the world are learning the benefits of returning to basics their ancestors never questioned.
It might surprise techies to know that solar energy technology and wind technology are thousands of years older than the actual concept of technology. How long has the sun been shining over planet Earth? How long has our world been buffeted by wind? Track back to the first use of fire, the first conception of the wheel, the domestication of animals and the many other advances since, and nothing predates the sun or the wind.
The use of renewable natural resources was once a no-brainer for humans; people have been successfully using the power of the sun and wind for thousands of years. How is it that humans have forgotten how to use the planet’s lowest-hanging fruits?
Easy is as easy does
The concept of creating lifestyle owes its roots to living by a simple yet revolutionary mindset. How can something so easy to do leave so many people floundering because they’re unwilling to accept that small changes can make enormous strides? Don’t be one of the countless people who assume that the decisions of one can’t rewrite the future for billions of others.
Renewable energy isn’t just one way; it’s the only way. While it’s easy to assume otherwise based on questions of forbearance and faith, it’s fanciful to assume that the human species will flourish in the future without drastic and permanent changes in worldview. Scarier yet, it’s not just fanciful: It’s impossible. Where will future generations fall in this equation? How will they live? Maybe the question’s better asked this way: Will they live?
What works? What gives? Future generations are already imperiled by the challenges of a planet beleaguered by problems they never caused, challenged already by scenarios they were never responsible for creating in the first place.
The value of today
Take action now; taking action yesterday already bordered on taking action too late. Get ahead of the worldview that the use of renewable resources is an action reserved only for the learned and the scientists. Confirm today that the smallest actions of one can make a difference for billions of others tomorrow.
What about finding guides for using renewable resources for the everyday layman? These are more accessible than they’ve ever been before. Get on board! Read, learn, and join the most important movement humankind has ever undertaken.
How’s it done?
Go online. Get resources here, or surf the Internet for ideas. Solar energy technology, wind technology and water technology are no longer concepts understood only by those with doctoral degrees. It’s not necessary to be a scientist, a genius or even someone with an unusually good gift for recalling basic tenets of elementary school experiments.
Anyone can learn how to use solar energy technology. Anyone can learn the basics of the wind. Anyone can learn how to use renewable energy. Does that beg the question of why everyone doesn’t?
The Internet didn’t exist 40,000 years ago. There were no YouTube videos 40,000 years ago. By the same token, 40,000 years ago, human populations didn’t face extinction. Given all the resources we now have at our fingertips, what are any of us complaining about today?
The empowerment of now
It’s true that 40,000 years ago, bursts of ingenuity were limited to a handful of people; gifts were distributed only among those who could claim to have found them first. Groups or clans found their way based only on the inventions of their own residents. Has anything really changed?
Yes! Everything has changed. The planet’s population has grown exponentially since then, but the clan has never been smaller. Learn how to make solar energy. Learn how to use wind turbines. Learn how to start small for personal and global results.
Future generations will face life on limited resources. They will try to carve out their own means on more populated properties. They will pay more for sanctions now thought of as everyday necessities. Start now by incorporating everyday measures that will help them survive; face facts now, and allow future generations by creating the lifestyle.
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