The Hearts of People.

Dear Pogue,

It was really good to see you last week and have the opportunity to sit and talk. I was interested in your concern with green issues, global warming, recycling and things related. Your passion was quite obvious and I became aware that, despite my lifestyle, which I consider relatively environmentally friendly, I’m not there yet 🥺. I’ll keep on keeping on with this one, promise.

We are living in a time of global warming and human coldness.

Shakier Orgunwall

But after you had gone I got to thinking about all these matters and the fact that there isn’t a consensus on issues like global warming as the opponents of action prove with the use of alternative science and data. And even if we, and I sincerely hope we do, achieve large scale reductions in carbon emissions it will only be after a prolonged battle and much sacrifice. But why? Why do so many want to deny what is right in front of them? How can so many turn a blind eye to the state of the environment, the planet. Whether I believe it is getting warmer or not I can’t deny its in a mess. Nature is on the run someone said.

Then if the swell of popular opinion forces change in favour of the planet will we have to forever police it? My answer would be ‘Yes’ but then I’m cynical about people’s behaviours.

So I have sat and thought. How many of the solutions are really only sticking plasters, if you know what I mean? You can clean the oceans but if you don’t curtail the pollution finding its way into the water have you actually achieved anything? And to curtail the pollution are we going to need to change the way industries work? Indeed, are we going to have to change the way governments permit or even want their industries to work in an attempt to achieve maximum output?

Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to build something better this time.

Neilani Alejandrino

You see, I’m thinking the change needs to take place not in the oceans, not in the way we use carbon, not in the way we dispose of our waste products, not in the way we use the earths resources. Change any or all of these and I guarantee you’ll be back in not too many years dealing with the same or like issues. No, until we change the hearts of people we will only ever be dealing with the symptoms, however grievous these are.

So, I am sitting here thinking, how do we bring about this change? I feel that is where my next letter will take us but I need to continue thinking. The coffees good, really good, so it’s not such a chore.

Wayne Dyer once said, “There’s a spiritual solution to every problem“. Is this where I’m going. We’ll see in the next letter. Maybe.

Yours, deep in thought,


4 thoughts on “The Hearts of People.

  1. Yes, I’ve been waiting for this one. A few more questions to ponder… What do you mean by changing someones heart? How many hearts would need to be changed? If my heart is truly changed (and you know I mean truly) is it enough to bring out a ripple or a tidal wave of impact?

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    • Goodness Pogue is in the room! You know how many people ask “Who is Pogue?” OK, I get your questions and…watch this space. Maybe, just maybe, we could start a revolution be it a ripple or a tidal wave.
      Oh, and before you go, I need a “Like” 😎👍🏿


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