Sunday, March 8, 2009
What a great social commentary the recent Pixar movie Wall-E is. I watched it for the first time last night (I'm really sorry I didn't see it in the theater, but time got away from me when it was out, so I decided to just wait until it was released on video). I was blown away, not only by how far those Pixar fellows are coming with their computer-generated graphics, but also by the underlying (and not-so-subtle) message that is portryaed throughout the film. Garbage is bad. Waste is bad. And yet we continue to generate more and more of it, and it's not only destroying our earth, but it's making us into a lazy race. We are a people who are more content to throw something away and buy something completely brand new to replace it rather than re-using that said item for a completely new purpose to get the most life out of it. It saddens me that we're ready and willing to sacrifice our earth, that thing that we live on and gather life from, simply for the sake of convenience. Watching Wall-E really brought that point home to me, and so I now want to urge everyone to do the three R's: reduce (most important!!!), reuse, and recycle. Because we're closer to taking that infinitely long 5-year cruise in space than we realize.