Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Was in downtown Bend on Tuesday and noticed this little message on a wall surrounding some new construction:

I thought it fit well with Willdana's comment from the last posting.
Guess not everyone is happy with the direction Bend is taking.

"We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world. "
Margaret Mead 1901-1978


Anonymous said...

If people only knew how much water it takes to make a motorcycle or a car or a television set -- not to mention a home, perhaps they would reconsider.

M.Benaut said...

I re-read that comment after you mentioned it.
So true.

M.Benaut said...

No doubt that we are living beyond our means, Dennis. Excess consumerism is rather ugly isn't it?

drpack said...

Unfortunately, we've been teaching this in our schools around the world for years, and it doesn't seem to have had any impact. If anything, things have gotten much worse.

Don't know what it's going to take to get people's attention. Need a huge 2 x 4 (or 4 x 2 if you live in Australia!).