While COVID 19 has wreaked havoc the world over, it has had one positive impact – improved air quality. This is a result of fewer vehicles on the road. But binging about a lasting impact requires greater wholescale changes.
Electric vehicles, solar energy, rainwater harvesting – these will bring about sustainable changes in the long run.
Of course, this entails a lot of reimagination.
If you’re planning to buy a vehicle, will you buy an electric one?
Are you willing to invest a few lakhs in solar energy, the benefits of which will add up over time?
When you are used to running on a particular kind of fuel for a while, switching becomes hard. The same also applies to life.
If you are driven by anger and a need to prove a point, it might serve you well for a while. It’s a question posed to heavy metal bands after they make it big- “you’re rich and famous. Is it hard to still be angry about things.” It’s a question worth pondering over.
Rage as fuel results in one kind of approach. Generosity as fuel results in a different approach.
If the fuel you’re running on is wearing you out, maybe it’s time to switch to a better one.
HT – Girish Shivkumar’s The Mission Shunya Podcast is a treasure house of content if you’re interested in making sustainable choices.