I just got a message in my inbox and couldn’t help to run, translate and add a little to it to share it with you!
I don't mean by any chance to plagiarize, but the original text didn't have a signature. I am just translating and sharing.
It all starts with this guy or gal, standing in line at the local supermarket and goes describing what happened.
"The cashier told a lady that she should be bringing her own shopping bag as the plastic bags were not good for the environment.
The lady apologized and said: --There was not this green wave in my time.--
The young employee replied, --That's our problem now. Your generation did not care enough to preserve our environment.--
He was right, previous generations did not have that green wave at that time. At that time, milk bottles, soda bottles and beer were returned to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized before filling it again. Bottles could be used over and over again, so actually, recycled. But we had no green wave in past times.
We climbed the stairs, because there were no escalators on each office building. We walked to the store instead of riding in our vehicle 300 horsepower every time we needed go two blocks. But the young guy was right. We didn’t have the green wave as today. By then, we washed the diapers of babies because disposable one didn’t exist. Clothes on clotheslines dried with no need of an energy-shaking machine at 220 volts - solar energy and wind dried our clothes really. The boys wore the clothes of her older brothers, not always new outfits. But that lady is right: we have a green wave today.
At that time we had one television or radio in the house, a small one, not a huge screen of the size of a stadium and of course not a TV in every room. In the kitchen, we ground and beat by hand, because we then had no electrical machines doing everything for us.
When we packed something fragile to mail, we used crumpled newspaper to protect it, not plastic or pellets or styrofoam. He worked out at work, so we did not need to go to a gym to run on tracks that run on electricity mechanical. We used a mower that ran on muscle to cut the grass instead of a gasoline engine. But he is right: there wasn’t, at that time, a green wave.
We drank from a water fountain when we were thirsty, instead of using plastic cups or bottles every time we had to satisfy our thirst. And people recharged the fountain pen with ink, instead of buying a new one. We changed the razor blade instead of throwing away the complete plastic razor and blade just because it lost the edge. But we have a green wave now.
In those days, people took the tram or bus and the boys were on their bikes or walked to school, instead of using the mother as a taxi service 24 hours, and gas tanks burning all day long. We had an outlet in every room, not a bank of sockets to power a dozen artifacts. And we did not need an electronic device to receive signals from satellites miles away in space to find the nearest pizza parlor.
The current generation is lamenting how the old generations wasted the world resources?, well I am optimistic because I see your new generation is now going into the new Green Wave as natural as it was from the beginning and as it should be. "
Can we all generations get in to the green wave in our time?