One of life’s ironies is that we are afraid of dying and afraid of aging yet living a long life means getting to see your old age .We want to be ‘forever young’ yet youth is fleeting and ones youth can bypass them like a hurricane wind. One minute you are twenty and the next minute your forties are knocking at your door step. The question is when forty comes by will you look back and regret how you spent the best days of your life, your youth (relative) or will you regret and wonder whether life would have been different if you had been a little patient to find your passion and given your days purpose instead of doing what everyone else expected of you.
The number one secret to living a full life is finding purpose in all you do .it’s simply finding something that makes your heart go gaga. It’s that activity you will be at for hours and not notice time passing .It’s not about how this activity changes your bank account balance, it’s about how it makes you feel.Yes, passion appeals more to our emotional side than to our financial status.
When you begin working on yourself you become better in all sectors, you appeal more to the people who encounter you. You develop a high level of confidence because you are comfortable at what you are doing and girl doesn’t the world love confidence. When you develop confidence in yourself doors begin to open in your life, people recognize your skill. The moment you open up a business, people want to buy your products because you have already bought into your own products. The type of person shows in what you do. Its then that you realize that finding purpose is the only secret to you making some coins from something you are passionate about.
People will tell you that with our economy you cannot afford to follow your dreams, you need to follow the money first ,your bills will not pay themselves .Do not however join this masses and say that the world is a cruel world and it will never give you an opportunity to be yourself. Opportunities are created.
Do not agree to be a slave of your current circumstance because you choose not to see the light at the end of this tunnel that is your life, take those baby steps they will get you to your destination not where everyone expects you to be .Then again never say never to anything you believe you are capable of inyour life because limits just like fears are always an illusion .You are the only obstacle standing between your current life and that life you have always dreamt of for yourself. Find your purpose and start living.
Climate change is considered a boring topic by most young people. It’s not one of the things that will pop up in their discussions over coffee, pizza or a couple of cocktails yet it’s one that directly affects the quality of life they are living now and that of their future.
This lack of interest or what I would could call ignorance on their part should worry us to appoint of enjoining them in this climate change debate. Whether we are aware or not our world’s ecosystem continues to suffer from continued pollution and vandalism by our activities.
Climate change is real and here with us, people are losing lives to diseases caused by pollution, natural habitats including forests and lands bordering oceans have been lost. This is why am choosing to join the climate justice movement. A movement that consists of individuals that intentionally choose to give their time and where possible resources to find the root causes of global warming and then work towards the elimination of such causes. They are the voice of our world that is continuously being exploited by its inhabitants yet it cannot speak for itself.
Climate change is a product of globalization. Its main causes being capitalism and gender inequality embodied in our largely accepted patriarchal system where women end up bearing the largest burden of climate change. The widening gap between the rich and the poor can also be seen as a contributor to climate change because as the rich get richer from drilling oil wells and building mega cities on land meant for agriculture the poor are left to deal with the consequence of their action as they suffer from diseases caused by pollution from things such as oil wells and also drought and hunger arising from there being no land to plant crops in.
Being a biologist I understand that environmentalism should address everyday issues such as water quality and urban safety that touch on our day to day life. The dumping of chemicals into rivers like the Nairobi River by pharmaceutical companies and others make provision of clean water to the public impossible. Littering and the continuous mushrooming of slums in cities make these areas unsafe and contribute to climate change.
It’s time that we opened our eyes to the interconnection of the climate change debate with our day to day life. It’s not an issue that is separate from our personal lives. It’s thus the dearth of young people who are willing to use their voices either through writing, running campaigns or requesting the government to make the climate change issue a priority that worries me. Climate change is a big determinant on how our tomorrow on this planet looks like by alleviating climate change in the wake of a highly globalized and industrialized world we can solve many problems including poverty and gender inequality. Let’s therefore join hands as young people and be climate change ambassadors in whichever way we know how.