Monday, November 15, 2010

National Recycling Day

The Value of Values

Recycling water bottles
Recycling is easy for most of us
Today is National Recycling Day.

Why do we have a special day for this? As far as I'm concerned, every day is a recycling day, but apparently that's because I'm a socialist.

Why is it that Yankee ingenuity has given way to wanton wastefulness and why, incredibly, do so many proudly consider profligacy a defining American characteristic?

To the contrary, it is fundamentally American to be thrifty, to conserve, and to make ingenious use of what comes to hand.

When we throw away what we might usefully recycle we jettison more than those materials. We also discard our values.

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