Hi Chrissystar, Birdy and all,
Lol! I read the Mark Manson article and got a few guffaws. It was interesting how he commented on how he felt (some) people stagnated at “level 2” of self awareness and that there can be a fine line between self awareness and naval gazing that turns a non-problem into a “problem.” Ah, he made me laugh...
It’s okay, I get what you meant. Don’t worry, I know you were only talking about your own family and personal situation :)
That’s a great point. Yes, I suppose maybe organisations do it because it’s easier for them to put all their employees’ super into the same super fund rather than giving their employees options. I’m happy to hear they changed their super policy so your partner can now opt for a green super fund.
Lol. I’m about as skeptical as they come when it comes to “greenwashing” especially when it involves established businesses who have a long history of the complete opposite of being “green.” That being said, I know this is gradually changing and a lot of it is driven by growing consumer demand.
Sometimes I do feel there is so much potential for a large business to use being “green” to their own profit making advantage (which is the angle I would use if I were trying to convince an organisation to become more “green”). If they are smart and know how to cleverly market their sustainable practices (provided they are legitimately sustainable), they could put themselves in a unique position (and to their own benefit too)...also maybe then other large businesses will follow suit. Maybe one day more sustainable practices will become the “norm.” I mean, cars seatbelts weren’t always the norm...and look at where we are today (thank goodness too!)
Anyway, I feel climate change, monoculture, etc can definitely affect people’s mental health. Look at this whole thread! Lol.
possibly as time passes, who knows, maybe climate change and depression will start popping up as it’s very own whole online forum (or whatever exists) in about 20 years time. Granted, that’s also a very disturbing thought...
Always good to talk, lovely 🌻 birdy