Things I was pondering this morning, based on a discussion on National Radio:
- Why do carbon emissions from cows (ie their farts) fed on naturally grown grass and grown to feed the world count the same as carbon emissions from cows fed on grains or manufactured foods, or for that matter pollutant and resource hungry industries?
- Why don’t NZ exporters market the fact that our meat and cheese and dairy products come from grass-fed animals, and that this means they are higher in omega three fats. (A fact I only learned yesterday). At least this means I won’t feel SO guilty when I tuck into my favourite South Island brie.
- Why do people think that buying locally is always better for the environment? Why don’t they know it’s not?
My thoughts walking into a store having a sale for children’s clothes, and trying to find something for my gorgeous red-haired niece:
- Why are clothes for little girls so unrelentingly pink?
- And what is it doing to this generation of girls to be so constrained in choice, so stereotyped as pretty in pink, so young?
My thoughts as I drove around a roundabout and on the motorway:
- Why do people complain so loudly when they hear that talking on cellphones in their car might be made illegal? Do they honestly think they are 100% safe when answering and talking on their phone, whilst indicating, driving around a roundabout, and maybe changing gears?
- Why don’t people use their indicators when driving?
- Why do they drive below the speed limit on the fast lane of the motorway?
My thoughts as I was thinking about youth today:
- Why is it that your career choices can be more limited when you have educated (and opinionated or even biased) parents, than when you have parents with little experience of higher education and the opportunities available to you?
My thoughts as I was thinking about this post:
- Why is it that I’m 46 and still know so little?