I watched a film over the weekend that was a very nice philosophical, soul-searcher. It is a new launch known as Eye within the Sky starring Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren that explores the ethics of drone missile strikes and raises some actually fascinating questions in regards to the worth of human life. You recognize these motion pictures that basically make you suppose!All through the movie I stored excited about the “value” of human life. The worth of 1 particular person versus the worth of 100. Or the worth of somebody I do know and love, versus the worth of a stranger on the opposite facet of the world. So usually we develop into conditioned to care about solely the folks proper in entrance of us – we see it on a regular basis with the inequity in information media protection of any disasters – pure or inflicted by man – there’s outrage and an outpouring of affection and assist and donations when our fellow residents are harmed and the longevity of those tales far outlasts the each day atrocities and ongoing human rights abuses and assaults inflicted on cultures and other people removed from our doorstep. Human connection… it is a humorous factor proper? And whenever you begin to query what tugs at your coronary heart strings and why? Nicely I am certain like me, you can be challenged, conflicted and altered! And that is a superb factor.
One of many causes I’m captivated with fairtrade is as a result of I imagine within the worth of humanity. As international residents, I imagine it is necessary to be linked to not simply the family and friends who stay in our postcode (despite the fact that it is a fairly bloody marvelous postcode) however to the people whose lives have intersected with ours in our travels. I’m passionate in regards to the alternatives that fairtrade supplies for folks to pursue sustainable livelihoods for his or her households. And most of all I really like having the chance to attach different folks with that imaginative and prescient and ethos.
I do not profess it to be one of the best ways and it is actually not the one approach, however I do imagine it positively is a GREAT approach to make sure that all of humanity is valued and linked throughout oceans and continents. When people are linked to the folks, locations, and cultures that craft the merchandise we purchase, it ensures we place extra worth on what may ordinarily be fairly an earthly enterprise transaction, with no thought course of concerned in how a product come into your possession. I actually imagine that human connection can solely make the world a greater place.