Saturday, January 15, 2011
Ever watched Widget?
I think I just realised how much power for the good media can really have. I've been concerned about environmental issues since about the age of 6 and in fact in recent years I've kind of started to avoid information related to that because it affects me too much and there's generally little that I can do about it. But from that original concern has grown out a more general strong desire to make a positive difference in the world, to contribute in some way to a positive outcome for humanity as a whole, for the planet as a whole. I used to wonder where I got those ideas from originally. Then a few days ago we were talking with some friends about the cartoons we'd watched as children and today I made a list for myself of all the cartoons and movies and books I could recall that had had an impact on me in my early years. Some of the names I no longer remember, but there were several cartoons about environmental issues that I'd watched a lot. I wonder how many other children saw them. I wonder how many other children grew up wanting to make a difference.