Yesterday, I went to meet several people, mostly people behind ReCom.org. One of them was Nick Choo, one that dreamt up Impianku.org at Malaysia Forum 2. During the meet up, he kept bugging me and everyone else to submit something to Impianku.org. And I did later.
I dream for world peace!
And there I go – possibly a material for Miss World competition. If only I were one of the fairer sex.
Like many Malaysians, and Miss World candidates for that matter, I do have my version of the future. I do hold a paper cup in hope that someday, some kind of leisurely liquid (will fall) from the blue sky above. That liquid is something that will somehow make Malaysians go crazy and see other beings around them differently, more respectful of Gaia.
I wish we as Malaysians see the jungle not as another resource to exploit, see not the air to be taken for granted for free, look not the land for just another place for some ill-designed buildings or another golf course.
We cannot act as if what we do recklessly upon mother earth will not affect us adversely. We must see the environment around us as part of an ecosystem – a system that you and I, they and us are part of. If you ask why, I’d say because we, humans are part of an ecosystem called Earth.
It is harrowing to see our parks are being replaced by hard cold concrete structures, our jungles razed for timbers, our waters polluted in the name of progress. Slowly, in the named of progress, we are killing the Earth subsequently, ourselves.
We can move forward without sacrificing everything that is green or blue. We do not need to industrialize ourselves like others have done. We are living in a different age where almost everything is possible. Hybrid vehicles are there to reduce emissions while solar and wind powers are there to satisfy our need for energy. All we need right now is a proper mindset – a perception that our lifestyle is unsustainable for our system.
There is an old Cree proverb – “Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can’t eat money”.
Yes. I dream for a green Malaysia. And for world peace too. Arrr!
And Impianku.org is featured in Malaysian newspaper The Star today; the article written by minishorts.
I hope Nick is happy now.