Choices -- Eric R. Pianka


© Eric R. Pianka

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
-- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

If humans are to continue to inhabit Earth, we will eventually have to lessen our ecological footprint substantially. We are going to have to change our lifestyles and rethink our very existence. If we want to improve prospects for our future descendents (our afterlife), we must choose to act now. Here's a short list of some ways you can empower yourself and some things you can personally do:

Celebrate yourself, live up to your full human potential! Think, care, and try . . .

Avoid going into denial and self deception

Understand and control your emotions and know they stem from hard-wired instincts

Supress your genetic urge to reproduce and try to convince others not to have kids, too

Realize greed is a hard-wired instinct and control it

Understand the Ponzi scheme stock market is designed to foster runaway greed

Do not allow yourself to be brainwashed by politicians, religious fanaticists or conspiracy theorists

Understand that our leaders are liars entrenched in self deceipt, and vote accordingly

Be egalitarian and fair to others

Cut back on your use of energy and water

Walk, ride a bike, or use public transport

If you must drive, use a small car or a hybrid (No SUVs or Hummers, please!)

Grow your own garden, or at least some things

Eat as low as you can on the food chain

Minimize trips, energy usage, use fluorescent light bulbs

Install a solar water heater

Live frugally and recycle

Barter and trade goods and services

Do not eat or drink out of plastic or Styrofoam

Problem is, what about all those other people who refuse to take such actions? See Selection for Uncaring Humanoids.

Last updated 3 September 2014 by Eric R. Pianka