INKTOBER 2019 – DAY1 – RING
Cartoon blog day 19: Desensitization
This is not new but I wanted to remind that this is happening. Social media websites and applications are great links between people who may not have a connection otherwise with the same level of ease. It’s a great way to spread messages, news, information.
Again the most important question that we must be asking ourselves is one I have mentioned in one of my previous posts: What’s important?
With all the information you receive in one day, or even in one hour how do you decide what is important?
Tragedies are inevitable, imagine a tragedy took place due to a problem in a distant country and people share them on Facebook. And other people share the information and I truly believe that being aware of a problem is the first step towards solving it.
Then we quickly move to another post of a cute puppy playing with a baby. And we somehow feel satisfied for just sharing a tragedy and move on with the next thing we WANT to do.
“Wait, Boris we can’t solve all the problems in the world.” Exactly we can’t solve all the problems in the world alone. I am not saying you have to solve all the problems, just the problems you feel mean enough for you to do something.
For example you see a video of a beach filled with trash. Share the video and think about how you can reduce the waste you produce as an individual, get information on how to reduce waste: use cloth instead of paper, reusable bags instead of plastic and so on. Live by example show, show how people can become the change they want to see in the world.
Cartoon blog day 20: Freedom and relationship
On a positive note before I take your morale down with me talking to you about my relationship to relationships, I enjoyed VENOM and I made a video about it on my Youtube channel MOVIE MESSENGER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmcRNqAscB4
I don’t have enough distance from my own life to assess whether I am stuck on a loop of my own self persuasion. I seem to give my self excuses for not being in a relationship going so far as questioning the purpose of a relationship.
Then I catch myself doing what I criticize about most people who are in a relationship. I said in one of my previous post: I feel like people see relationships as a means to an end, not an end in itself. So by questioning the purpose of a relationship I am making the same mistake.
OK then I can be in a relationship as long as I cherish the relationship and its intrinsic value. But I am at a moment in my life where I don’t see what another person (woman) can bring to my life. Of course, other than sex.
But if I engage in a relationship with only sex in mind, it’s not fair for the girl. Because everyone has expectations in relationships.
Yes but how I can find a girl if I don’t try?
I lost the motivation to try for a long time, I don’t know if it’s because creating art has given me enough fulfillment or because I haven’t met an interesting girl who was interested in me for who I was, maybe both.
Cartoon blog day 16: Real meat
I find optimism where other people find nihilism. He said ironically.
All jokes aside I totally understand the vegan movement. The current mass production of meat is the result of mass demand. You reduce the demand you reduce the offer.
What can I say that hasn’t been said ?
In my loneliness, I think about ways to contribute to the well being of the environment with the intention of living a GREEN life. However, like most people I tend to choose convenience over quality. For example I have stopped buying paper tissues which I used to carry with me, I replaced paper towels with cloth. Not only do I save money I create less trash.
When it comes to the consumption of meat, I live in Bangkok, Thailand where the food is not only delicious but cheap compared to other BIG Asian cities. As a result, I fill my love for meat everyday.
I remember growing up in India with my brother. My single Mom would would cook fish and meat only on weekends. I still don’t know if that was part one of the many religious traditions or just because my mother didn’t have enough money to buy meat and fish everyday. Ah I used to be in great shape until I moved to Europe after my high school graduation.
I started eating meat almost on a daily basis after I moved to France 13 years ago.
The above mentioned memory gave me an idea, I don’t want to become VEGAN. Because I believe a healthy human being needs a varied diet. But I plan to eat meat only 5 days per week as a starting point. My goal is to gradually increase these MEATLESS days to 4 (3 days with Meat and 4 days without).
Even better I think they should have an International no MEAT day per week.