In my search for writing inspiration I came across this TED talk today. It seemed very àpropos considering the fact that 15 loads of laundry awaited my attention. After listening, I finished my laundry and made a vow with myself. I am very fortunate to have a washer and dryer, and I will try my level best not to shirk my laundry duties as I have done the past 2 weeks. I look forward to climbing into my crisp, clean sheets tonight.
Have a look at it.
I have another post in the works, I hope to finish tomorrow. Until then. Hope that you find as much inspiration in this talk as I did. I have rediscovered my laundry room floor. Happy washing to you!
3 responses to “Washing Machine Talk”
I always watch my machine- I am truly mesmerized by it and all of its abilities. I am constantly shocked when I hear that there are those that don’t have any machine at home. I think of all the nights I have washed laundry from kids accidents and vomit. I would not be able to wash that by hand- nor would I be able to wait till the morning to find a laundromat. I guess I am spoiled. Happily spoiled though. I have to try to keep from leaving all the laundry to pile so high. I can’t deal with the days that are overloaded with washing and drying….
I am a bit obsessed with washing. I am very jealous of your lovely big washers and dryers in the US, which much like cars, are so much more majestic than our version, haha. Fascinating video too. 🙂
If we were to desire to change our behaviors, to conserve, to be sustainable; and we found that there were laws mandating that government help us to adapt psychologically, to appreciate knowledge such as is found in books; even knowing how many books were burned, but not why; we would find that government would evade lawful performance and courts would enable the evasion, depriving of us rights.
We would find that the human unconscious mind, 86% percent of our mental existence was considered a fearful thing and working with it to change behaviors was heretical. We would be universally rejected.
If we tried very hard and made a video about where uncontrolled energy consumption was going to lead us, called say, . . . Bad Behavior=oil, providing solutions using the unconscious mind, showing that authority, government will not follow laws and blocks us from learning how to adapt using the largest part of the mind if needed, the one controlling fears, wants and desires, to lose unreasonable fears and react appropriately to reasonable fears, we would find that utube would block our videos from being used as a video response to environmental disaster, that utube would block text comments because the url to the video was left in text. We would find that utube would block the site search function when trying to exploit the popularity of one video, to direct people towards Bad Behavior=oil.