There are some things that many people would never ever consider doing regardless of whether it helps the environment or not. Yep, the planet might be on the brink of completely destroying it’s own people, animals, and all vegetation, but some things are obviously more important in our real life ‘living it today’ existence. Thinking on the cuff I would suggest some of the no-no things we would keep dear until the planet was literally about to switch itself off would be:
Never using a mobile phone
Cycling in the depths of a snow covered winter
Completely giving up meat
Not having children
Never using shampoo
OK, I’m confident that, for some, one or two on that list might be easy to do. Just as confidently, I’m also sure there are hundreds more things that could be added to the list.
Actually, if you start thinking about it more carefully, there are probably thousands of things that presently come a massive ‘more important’ when we have to make a ‘now’ decision about a moment in our life.
the fact that humanity is never keen to give up things it regards as ‘mine’ is part of the bigger problem
In part, the fact that humanity is never keen to give up things it regards as ‘mine’ is part of the bigger problem for the environment. Who really would want to walk or ride a horse 50 miles just to have an afternoon coffee and cake with a relative when you’ve got a car outside? What about using an old fashioned manual screwdriver for a 100 screws when you’ve got a battery fuelled electric screwdriver that can do the same job in one-tenth of the time?
We just don’t do the difficult – we’re not programmed that way. And that’s why a massive part of the solution to environmental problems is to create even better, less damaging, alternatives and solutions wherever we can.
But for some, their commitment is too strong to be put off. So back to the headline – Could You Give Up Shampoo For Seven Years To Help Save The Environment
One person who has answered that is Lucy AitkenRead, better known online as Lulastic Hippyshake. She has not used shampoo for that same amount of time, inspired to do so after the birth of her first child.
Interesting watch, and she does answer the ‘Did it go greasy – did it stop going greasy?’ question.
For those really interested in the ‘Does it smell? question. Below is a clip from a 2014 edition of The Doctors featuring Jacquelyn Baers who hadn’t washed her hair in five year.