Time is of the essence

No, I’m not talking about us running out of time before the climate goes boom. Although we are. I’m reckon that our outlook on time is the fundamental reason for us being in the state we are in.

What is the underlying cause of the apathy or inaction we face when it comes to meaningfully dealing with climate change? A lot of people have spent a lot of time trying to work that out. Is it fear? Ignorance? Greed? Vested interest?

I think it might just be time. We are used to having little of it, feeling as though we need to run about to get things done. We don’t have the time to cycle when the car beckons. Or to cook when there is a ready meal waiting. Or time to really explore the reality behind what we read, hear, feel, see, touch or taste.

Why are we all in such a hurry in any case? What is so urgent that we can’t stop running of the cliff?

I’d like to explore this a little more, but sorry, I’ve got to rush.

John Bell

Ordinary Bloke


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