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The world does not stop

What quote am I vibing? “But just as the world does not stop at our doorstop or our country's borders, neither does it stop with our generation, or the next." William MacAskill from What We Owe the Future

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild since Last Post: 95

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild in 2022: 814

All-Time Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild: 3179

I am listening to the book What We Owe the Future - it explains the philosophy of longtermism - the idea that we should consider "future people" in our decision-making and policies. As far as groups without a voice, a vote, or a way to advocate for themselves -- the people of the future are the largest such group imaginable. We are the people who can make their lives better - or worse.

As an eco-warrior, this idea appeals to me in every way, and gives me a new moral point-of-view for my beliefs. There are many ways to help future people, but keeping the Earth clean and habitable seems to be the #1 priority for their well-being, from my perspective.

I encourage you to read this wonderful book, or at least learn a little bit more about longtermism. It has definitely been eye-opening for me!

The year is coming to a close, and we are away for the last week of the year, so time is ticking to reach the 1000 pound goal. Luckily the Florida weather is cooling - slowly but surely - and it is much more pleasant to be outside, getting trash out of our beautiful natural habitats.

November 12. Central Parkway with Brian (and Fred Astaire Team!). 10 pounds.

November 14. Santa Lucea Beach. 16 pounds.

November 16. Kanner Highway. 5 pounds.

November 18. Santa Lucea Beach. 8 pounds.

November 21. Kanner Highway. 3 pounds.

November 24. Bob Graham Beach with Brian. 34 pounds.

November 25. Kanner Highway. 7 pounds.

November 27. Santa Lucea Beach. 12 pounds.

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