All paths currently lead to the destruction of the individual; not all paths lead to the destruction of the collective.
With that in mind, I’ve hijacked a phrase – no idea of the source (I’ve looked) but it goes: ‘no single drop feels responsible for the flood’.
What it means is that sometimes the choices we make and the things we do seem inconsequential. Often to the point where we don’t bother because we think ‘what’s the point?’. Apparently the scale of some global issues overwhelm people’s empathy, resulting in something called ‘collapse of compassion’:
The thing is, if everyone makes a minor change to their lives, it can have a massive impact.
I’ve made major and minor changes to my life in recent times – notably:
Went vegan March 2019, veggie for a year before that;
Use soap instead of shower gel (to reduce single use plastic consumption);
Stopped using fabric softener;
Stopped using liquid soap;
Bought a steel vacuum flask – no more plastic water bottles;
Reduce purchases of groceries in unrecycled/unrecyleable packaging;
Use an electric bike and (and trailer where appropriate and possible) for trips to town and shopping;
Do solo land and water litter picking #trashtag;
Campaign and promote vegan ethical and environmental science and philosophy;
Do my best to help others before myself.