"Do you live in New York City? Then you’ve seen plastic bags blowing through traffic, stuck in trees and clogging our sewers. If you’ve had enough of the litter and waste, you’re on the right track. If you don’t think these bags are a problem, think again.
[The Surfrider Bag Monster suit may become a reality if we don’t get our act together].
This September 15th-21st, Surfrider is joining up with a coalition of groups across the city to challenge all of New York City to bring their own bags instead of consuming more single-use bags like paper or plastic during #BYOBag Week. This challenge will support the passage of single-use bag legislation in NYC. We’re saying no to all single-use carryout bags (including paper) to seriously improve our environmental footprint.
We know going cold turkey can be tough so we’ll be there to help you along the way. Every morning during #BYOBag Week we’ll be sharing the tips, tools and action items you need to help you put an end to bag addiction.
Are you ready to take the challenge? Click here to register and then get your friends, family, and neighbors involved!”
What about instinct, team quality, vision, ambition, aspiration? Where do those fit in?
Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.
By Jon Krakauer
This line… “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.”
I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came.
an old favorite quote of mine from JFK
Though driven and innovative, hypomanics are at much higher risk for depression than the general population, notes Gartner. Failure can spark these depressive episodes, of course, but so can anything that slows a hypomanic’s momentum. “They’re like border collies—they have to run,” says Gartner. “If you keep them inside, they chew up the furniture. They go crazy; they just pace around. That’s what hypomanics do. They need to be busy, active, overworking.”
It’s easy to waste more time looking for shortcuts than you’ll ever save by finding them. Sometimes, the path is clear: other people have already walked it, and they’ll even tell you where it is if you look. Meanwhile, other people – who haven’t walked the path, but want you to follow them – will offer you shortcuts. That’s when you end up getting lost.