Alive, Beautiful but Hurt

I am talking about our home, Planet Earth.

Whilst looking after a sick Kim and Ben (both in bed with bad colds and chest infections), I have been reading a lot of great blogs and watching inspiring videos.

As a follow on from yesterday’s post about the consumer culture, I felt that I needed to follow it up with something powerful, and eye opening.  Well I found it.  This video was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (

The description on YouTube states;

“This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today.”

As I watched this, I found myself breathing in time with the planet, then in awe of its beauty, then angry at the mindless consumers, then sad at the loss of such inspiring people.  It ends on a low note, and then I reflected.

If a simple video can make a grown man smile, grin, frown, then sob, then it is worth watching!


  1. says

    I have been to visit quite a few blogs today and there seems to be quite a bit of sickness around. We have been lucky so far not to have caught anything yet this year. I do hope Kim and Ben are feeling better soon…

    Thanks Gavin, this clip is great. I am going to share on my face book page too…

  2. says

    Hope the family are better soon.

    Very moving. Thank you for sharing it.

    Hey, Gavin, have you read The Great Disruption by Paul Gilding? (I am asking everyone this! I think we should have a combined Blogger Book Club & discuss it?)

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