flight shame - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Instead of flying around the world we rode our bikes into town for a massage. It was our holiday luxury, well, that and a nice lunch in a restaurant. We felt truly pampered, we relaxed and enjoyed one another's company, isn't that what vacations are for? Plus, we avoided flight-shame, double bonus!
Keona never bought into the flight shame thing totally, she saw the point in not making frivolous trips, going on vacation via plane for no real reason. But in this modern age some folks need to travel for work, others to see loved ones and family. Besides, there were other ways to make great contributions to reducing pollution such as buying clothes that lasted longer instead of fast fashion and single-use nylon tights.
To flight-shame we can add over-consumption-shame and bling-shame. For together these "peacock products" are polluting the planet we are so blessed to call home. When we can reign our egos in and learn to feel truly happy with what we have around us, we'll have our Earth safe and sound.
There are good reasons to fly, and hopefully in time ways to do so that are compatible with a healthy Earth, yet for now we should avoid the vacations. To fly for frivolous reasons when Earth suffers so much, when to fail could mean mass extinctions, including our children, we need to get serious about flight-shame.
If international meetings can be done online or in VR, we should go ahead with those technologies as fast as possible to reduce air-pollution. It is time the adults of Earth started acting as adults instead of spoiled brats hearing the word, "No" for the first time.