Lions, and Tigers, and Bears...
I find this blog entry to be the most difficult yet. Yet, I suppose it shouldn't be considering it's just talking about my values as a person.
I mean, I could easily do that for hours.
To be perfectly honest, I'm finding issues when trying to relate these values to my Millennium Development Goal #7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability. Don't get me wrong. I'm all for the Millennium Development Goals....especially number 7. Ensuring Environmental Sustainability....along with eradicating extreme hunger...and universal primary education...and so on....BY 2015.
I don't mean to be sarcastic....or rude for that matter -- I'm just having a hard time really understanding the Millennium Development Goals. Perhaps more time researching is the ticket. Or perhaps Ensuring Environmental Sustainability by 2015 will put my doubts about the world at rest.
And why are there only 8 development goals anyway?
I wouldn't say my lifelong values have lead up to my choosing Goal #7. While I've always respected the Earth, a sustainable lifestyle has never been part of me -- up until the past 4 years. Classes, travel, friends, and conversations I've be a part of since my coming to college has definitely changed the way I understand the world for the better.
So images, quotes, and a playlist…huh?
"If you were born a lion...don't bother trying to act tame."
- Ani Difranco
32 Flavors - Ani DiFranco
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
Aroung the world - Red Hot Chili Peppers
The cynic - Kashmir
In short -- I believe the world and every experience and contact I've had within her has made me who I am today. And I believe it is up to us...the world...to make the most of these experiences.