Erlijn van Genuchten's post

You know why I have faith that we will manage to transform into a sustainable society? Because of what happened in the last about 2 decades: When I was a teenager, smoking was considered cool and acceptable in our society. People were allowed to smoke inside and we were used to it being that way. But slowly, over time, this changed, as today, it is very uncool to smoke. And smoking inside public buildings is prohibited (at least in Germany and The Netherlands). So what happened? Our mindset slowly shifted. No one noticed this gradual shift, but looking back, the difference is significant. And when you look closely, this is shift is also happening related to living environmentally friendly. So my prediction: if it is not already the case, it will be normal to take care of our planet - and a loser if you don't! And this mindset has many advantages. Here I explain why:


  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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    The comparison drawn between the changing perception of smoking and the gradual shift towards living environmentally friendly is an optimistic perspective on societal transformation. The analogy suggests that, just as smoking evolved from being socially acceptable to widely discouraged, a similar transformation may occur in attitudes toward environmental responsibility.

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    • Munene Mugambi

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      Mindset shift is important and it starts through civic education and curriculum development. We can change the world together

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      • Abraham Jok Atem

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        With this benefits you have shared with us, I believe we will manage to transform our world into a sustainable environment

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        • Munene Mugambi

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          @abraham_jok_atem we can do it and we should certainly push to do it for the betterment of us all

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        • George Kariuki

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          I share your optimism about the potential for humanity to transition to a more sustainable society. By working together, we can create a future where taking care of our planet is not just the norm, but a source of pride and collective progress.

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            @george_kariuki when we come together, great things happen. With this in mind, let us work together to achieve this vision

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          • Gorffly mokua

            12 w

            Some few decades ago in my community, smoking was highly prohibited & termed as unworthy behavior! But right now it is being normalized!!

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            • Erlijn van Genuchten

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              @gorffly_mokua oh that sounds like the exact opposite. What is similar, is this gradual shift, is that correct?

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                @erlijng I think different communities have different virtues. You've shared your story with us and just because there's anomalies somewhere else, it does not take away your story's credibility

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              • Boniface Kuria

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                Who knew that an Environmental Protection Mentality would have such good benefits. I think we should all adopt this mentality not only for humanity but also for personal growth. Such great insight.

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                • Gorffly mokua

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                  @boniface_kuria Agree! If we can change our mentality the we can do great great things.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    @boniface_kuria of course having a good mentality towards environmental conservation is the right step towards climate change resilience and eventual win

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                  • Tabitha Kimani

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                    I conquer with your predictions. Change of mindset is happening.

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