Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Interesting video about corporations. Recommended viewing (tho I would have to say all the videos I post would be interesting and recommended! ;p esp for you J! ;p) If I'm not wrong this was shown here but I missed it that time.
This is part one. The visuals are good and they have quite a few interviews. Some of the stuff actually made me laugh though it wasn't really a laughing matter. It's just the reaction and the expression of some of the things. As an unrelated plus point, the narrator's voice is very soothing and nice - just thot to add that after I saw someone's comment on the video that they thought the voice was really really sexy! ;p haahhah Well, at least there is something to make this series interesting despite the rather serious subject matters. On the other hand, I really did find it very very sad at certain parts, as the situations are described wherein the people suffered and fought for better conditions. Topics were broad and included humanity as a whole, animal welfare and environment, economics, etc. Good for green issues, good for welfare issues. Good to know.
What it made me think is how as an individual, knowing all this and wanting to make a difference, is to do so? Is there really anything we can do? or should do? Seems like there is a macroenvironment where these corporations and other entities exist and there is the microenvironment of our lives which we are in a way, more constantly and completely involved with, like when and how our next paycheck is coming, what to eat, or even where to go for a trip and how to relax. Generally, I would say, it's not, "How am I going to change the world?". The magnificence and scale of that goal seems overwhelming...and impractical.But as they say, the oceans are made of drops of water, every journey by a first step, but in this case, I think we may be one rain drop against millions. So does it still work?
Posted by Nausicaa at 12:53 PM