Thursday, December 31, 2015

Composting

There are few things that I can take the responsibility of firmly believing in. When it comes to politics, for instance, I cannot definitely stand behind any one opinion. I agree with many sides and points of view, and the schemes of political stances are complex and not easily understandable.
But there are a few things in the world I am sure about, and those are the things I strongly stand behind and promote.
Some of those things are animal welfare, child welfare and composting.

COMPOSTING

It's important to compost our organic waste instead of tossing it in the trash (why do we even have trash? Why do we have SO MUCH trash?) because giving organic waste the opportunity to decompose into the ground is better for the environment and for the soil. 1) It enriches the soil, 2) Organic waste rotting away in landfills releases methane gas, which is an important component in global warming. We should not be throwing ANY organic waste in the trash, but rather into the ground (while treating it correctly: Aerating it and covering it with dry leaves or other dry organic substance). Reducing the amount of "regular" garbage we produce will also help reduce vehicular pollution by reducing the amount of trucks needed to lead the garbage to the landfill. Being able to recycle our waste ourselves, in our own homes/local areas, is a wonderful thing.



Monday, December 28, 2015

The right to do what's right

I often wonder what gives me the "right" to try to convince people of a certain moral principle. I mean, I've been aware of animal cruelty for only four short years now. And I'm young; who am I to try and assess what's right, just and moral? But on the contrary, I know that all social change and movements against violence (veganism being in that category) were done not by people who were born with that idea or to whom was given a social "right" of fighting for their cause, but rather by people who arrived at the realization that something is immoral and changeable, through awareness and sensibility. And that in itself makes their cause worthy and gives them (and me, and all other believers in moral improvement) the right to speak up about it and to try to change the world.
(Veganism is a movement against violence toward nonhuman animals. Human animals are protected by governments and laws and by their own ability to speak up. Nonhuman animals do not have these and cannot speak up for themselves. They suffer silently behind closed doors and therefore we must be their voice, and we must protect them.)


Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Circumcision Dilemma

There isn't really one.
I'm against circumcision.

The only dilemma would be whether to do it to my son despite my being against it. But I hope the answer will be no.