Dear people who can’t make simple changes,

Dear people who can’t make the simple changes,

If you are someone who can’t adjust their lifestyle in the slightest bit even if it could significantly better your life and definitely improve others lives then this is for you. I get it, change is hard and irritating. Why would you want to change something that you’ve been doing for so long.  Since it’s your way that for sure means it’s the best way and nothing else could better it. It’s totally understandable, you are comfortable with how you go about your day and not only are you comfortable with it you like you it.

You like the way you leave the water running while you brush your teeth or wash the dishes. You light the way you leave every light on even when you’re not in the room. You like the the easiness of throwing all of you garbage into just one bin and you like feeling rebellious when you throw your trash out the window of your car.  

I mean what awful person suggested the idea  of having to turn the water off while you brush your teeth. It’s not like you personally will ever make a difference in the world with conserving water even though Think H2O states  you use about 5 gallons of water if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth.  What good could one person possibly do? You’re right, nothing . You life choices don’t affect anyone else besides yourself so you don’t need to worry about the consequences of your actions. It must be real nice being you. 

If you are thinking why? Why should I have to change my whole life and switch the way I’ve been doing everything for years? I have my way and it works for me. If you’re wondering that even if you did contribute, you personally don’t have any effect on the environment. Yes, of course you are right.  The changes you made would never help.  

The “17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space”  were not saved by simply recycling office paper. But you go ahead not keep doing what you’re doing. If it wasn’t for people like you this planet wouldn’t stand a chance.

So, I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you. Thank you for being opposed to the idea of change. Thank you for not caring because I wish I didn’t care the way you don’t.       


Tess Ellithorpe