Okay, now that I’m really evaluating our world, I’m continuously disgusted with EVERYTHING. The environmentalist in me is riddled with anxiety, the pasty white not-so-fit nerd girl that I am keeps wanting to feel inferior, but above all else, I’m just getting downright angry. I feel that not only are we destroying ourselves with sickening trends, we are destroying the planet and we seem to think that it’s okay. WAKE UP PEOPLE, it isn’t.
The fact that chronic disease effects more than a third of the population has developed some sort of developmental disease/illness. We’ve got to open our eyes and realize that we’re doing something wrong. I guess this will in turn go with our drive to fit in and excel in technology. With all these food trends, and technological trends, it’s amazing we’re not becoming anorexic robots.
Drugs, tanning, dieting, and smoking are all toxic trends that seem to only make you more desirable and popular. When in essence, you are destroying your lungs, skin, and body in the long run. Another trend, although not a fashion trend, is not looking ahead and acknowledging what we are doing to our surroundings and ourselves. With over-farming, over-fishing, over hunting, use of pesticides, machinery, fossil fuels, antibiotics, growth hormones, destruction of natural habitat, medical waste as well as trash (just to name a few), we are submerging ourselves in a toxic trap. Just because they are some advances of our time and we can use them, does not necessarily mean that we should. There has to be a correlation between all the unnatural elements we are putting into our environment and the illnesses effecting humans. We should stop to consider a simpler approach, and not try to hop on any useless trendy bandwagon.