"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Monday 14 November 2011

My Hero

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"The future of life on Earth depends on our ability to take action.  Many individuals are doing what they can.

But, real success can only come if there's a change in our societies, and in our economies, and in our politics.

I've been lucky in my lifetime to see some of the greatest spectacles the natural world has to offer.  Surely we have a responsibility to leave, for future generations, a planet that is healthy and habitable by all species."

Quotation taken from the series: "The State of the Planet" presented by Sir Richard Attenborough


  1. Ah yes! A change in our economies and politics. We'll get right on to it! LOL! Do you think our politicians have read this quote?!

  2. Bee Girl - A woman after my own heart - thank you :)

    Linda - I can only live in HOPE. But as Richard Attenborough says, individuals are doing what they can. Perhaps all those politicians who are too busy to read the quote need us individuals to show them how it's done. Our efforts have got to make some impact / difference.

    If we care enough, we individuals can make a difference in our societies. It's up to the politicians then to apply it to our economies and politics.

  3. If I could meet anyone in the world it would be him, we weren't really allowed TV as kids but we watched lots of David Attenborough. I loved watching him, I'm still taken away by his voice! I think I owe a lot of my values and respect for the environment to him, you cant help but see how incredible our planet is when you watch one of his shows. I haven't heard of this dvd but I want to see it :)

  4. Astra - Oh, wouldn't that become a dream come true!

    And, yes, it's his voice that gets me too.


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