Originally Posted by ClemyNX
Agree, but people that try to live in an ecologic way are not only doing it because they think it helps to change the world, they also do it because it does help change the world.
Ideally, yes, but typically I see people focus on aspect without any perception of other areas, or worse, knowledge of but a lack of concern for other areas for whatever reason. The latter surely makes one a hypocrite.
That said, the world isn't run by everyone doing the same thing and having the same interests. Diversity is part of the formula for a community. For instance, I enjoy art but I am not an artist. I leave that for those with the passion to devote their lives to creating things that have an indirect benefit to the world and yet are
I have no problem with you being a member of Greenpeace or with the organization itself. We need these organizations (and more) in the world, but they do along track record of hypocrisy and not seeing the trash heap for the trash (variance on forest for the trees metaphor).
My biggest issue with these organizations is they use emotion and deception to make a point which might work in the short run but ultimately it tends to back fire. Just look at Mike Daisey's efforts. Now one could argue that Apple has done more in a shorter time because of his lies but does that make it right? Is that the end or just a victory of a small skirmish that will ultimately do more harm than good?
Greenpeace is not a science-based organization. I am a scientist, in the loosest term. I try to take systematic approach to anything dealing with the physical and natural world. I've never seen Greenpeace do that. Have they done some good in the world or made choices that ended up being pragmatic? The odds are heavily in their favour that they have, but do they understand the issues that are affecting the world or just going through motions to make it appear they are doing something the way a child might pretend to have tea party.
PS: The best way to lower your impact on the world really is not have children and not live in the world. You can crunch the numbers in your head. If you're actively not adding to the population you are increasing the resources for everyone else.