I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy.
Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.
The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”
Come to think of it, earth is 3 parts water and 1 part land. How can there be a water shortage ever? We are mismanaging our resources.
The sun is a perennial source of light and energy. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of our planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth's non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined.
This progress-or-planet, progress-or-people argument is simply incorrect, misguided, uninformed. It isn’t an either/or choice. The world isn’t by nature a zero-sum game, in which someone necessarily must lose for someone else to win.
When I was in my teens (about 35 years ago), I remember, there was a lot of emphasis on saving. That meant, making the best use of objects in hand, wasting little and buying only what was necessary. Be it energy, money, clothes,food etc..
So, we would
Those habits have lived with me.
We need very less for our needs. It is only the greed that makes us want more, & more & more.
But at the same time, there are people who are less fortunate. Access to basic needs such as adequate shelter, drinking water, sanitation, energy and literacy remains an enormous challenge in most developing nations. Thoughtless exploitation and personal gains from the utilization of our natural resources have led to an ecological imbalance, the cost and impact of which is and will be borne by the public and future generations.
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At Raun Harman (pronounced "Ron herman") we endeavour to produce the finest home furnishings, with timeless style and no compromise on quality. To top this off we provide exemplary customer service, with smashing prices and a pinch of Indian hospitality thrown in for good measure.
I started the business back in 1996, because I thought I could make some products better than anybody else. Since those humble origins, we’ve made a commitment to ensure all our home furnishings are built to last, using only the finest materials sourced indigenously from every corner of India.
Over the years we have developed our range to include everything from pillows to curtains, rugs and table linen, in addition to handcrafted goods that are functional as well as beautiful. All our products are centred on the same foundations – flawless design, quality and, at remarkable value. At our core we aim to offer you the best customer service we can, to keep you feeling tremendous. We believe so strongly in our products that we offer a full, no questions asked, six-month guarantee - no matter what condition the item is in.
I’m delighted that you’ve chosen Raun Harman; if there is anything that needs improving I would love to hear from you. Please email me at mpsp [at] raunharman [dot] com.
Co-founder & CEO, Raun Harman