Wednesday, September 28, 2005

One drop

The situation in Madrid and most of Spain is critical. The Madrid dams are at 37% of their capacity and if it does not rain soon, water will become a rare necessity. Incredibly, there are very few restrictions. The campaign Súmate al reto del agua (i.e. join the water challenge) is pretty much everywhere since the beginning of Summer, clearly stating the problem and giving tips on how to spare water. Easy tricks, that each and everyone of us should be doing everywhere and always - these should actually be innate behavior - but that are very rarely followed, even in this critical present situation. As easy as turning the water off while you're brushing your teeth, or better even, using a glass filled with water. Taking a quick shower instead of a bath. Etc, etc.

Anyway, this is just one drop of The BIG Problem. The general, critical and complete lack of respect for our planet. It is simply frustrating to see how the majority of people around the world behave selfishly, unconscious (or is it unsensible?) about the effects of their actions on the earth, the sky, the air, the water, and the generations to follow.

So I can't help but wonder, is it really a simple lack of education?

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