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Parents, teachers, what’s up with me Seth with SethPerler.com, Executive function coach Bayside Boulder Colorado and I help struggling students navigate this thing called school. And today I’m doing a different type of the post. I’m going to do more of a rant today in his blog and this is an honor of a Greta thunberg who is the activist the teenage activist that has really caused. A lot of people to be really inspired to take more action with what’s going on with the climate. Obviously. We know that this is no joke that this is a reality and that people who deny climate change. I just don’t get it, but we are at a point when it’s it’s it’s scary what we have done to the world that our kids are growing. Ben and I’m going to talk about that today. I got three things one. I’m going to rant and tell you about where I’m coming from on this and why it matters. To I’m going to tell you a little bit about what I do to make a difference in terms of protecting this Earth and three. I’m going to tell you what I wish. I am not intending to offend people and I’m sorry if I offend you but I’m going to speak my truth. There are a lot of things that I blog about. I try to stay out of politics. I try to really focus on helping kids are struggling with executive function. I try to stay in this area and I will tell you the only thing that concerns me is executive function issues. I am concerned about the future of the world the future state of the world for our kids. So anyhow, I’m going to talk about two that I know for a lot of you there’s there’s about 25,000 people who follow my my Vlog around the world and I know for a lot of you speaking preaching to the choir so to speak I’m stuck. I’m telling you something you already agree with her probably the vast majority of you. So why is that? I don’t usually speak on this level. This is not really about politics. This is about life on. Earth as far as I’m concerned and I have some notes her I’m going to be going by. I don’t do what I do to help kids to live in a world that is dying. That is suffocating by human interaction. I don’t do what I do to that kids have a bad future. I do what I do. So that kids can have a good life a good future and if the world is messed up they are not going to have that. It doesn’t matter how good their executive function is. So we have to start there. So I do my work so that they can have a good future and I am very very very concerned scared terrified outraged angered about what’s going on and I always say in my blogs. I always say to parents what you do matters. What you say matters what you think matters. It impacts your child now on when I speak these words. Usually what I’m doing is I’m referring to them in terms of your relationship with your child and how modeling works and how coagulation works and and how much we impact our kids even when we don’t know it and if we think back to our childhoods and the people who have impacted us, they probably at the moment didn’t really know how much their words or actions or thoughts are we’re impacting of positively or negatively, of course, they’re both in in our own past. So what we do is that all that matters and obviously in terms of what we do on the earth it matters, so We have an impact our actions my actions my entire life every year. I’ve been life everyday. I’m alive my actions impact the planet and what I want to do is have his minimal impact on the planet as possible. So in this sort of stuff, I am frequently disgusted and angered and pissed off and what keeps me up at night is seeing some of the ridiculous waste and abuse of the earth and neglect of the earth and non non noticing of the earth. I don’t know why I was born this way, but I don’t think it’s abnormal. I think that we are connected to the earth. I am a part of the earth. We do not own the Earth. We are a part of it. We are in relationship with that. We impacted impacts us. I don’t Stand how people cannot see that. It really bothers me some common things that bother me is at airports you get on a plane and there are there’s so much waste in an airport on airplanes in terms of plastic cups that are delivered in terms of packaging for the products that are delivered to the passengers in terms of aluminum cans that are used on the airplanes and then just thrown in the trash in terms of magazines and newspapers that are bought airports and left everywhere and in terms of the ways that comes out of an arid so anytime as men there for them looking at all this waste that is not going into recycling containers. Do some airports have some programs for this. Yeah, but the fact that there’s so little Consciousness about this another thing my parents recently. I went to Northern Europe and they said to me they said I would have really liked it because it’s so clean there because they take everything so seriously. Yeah. It’s a culture. Difference the culture their values protection of of the Earth in the end of where they live and will we tend to do here is we throw it to landfill out of sight out of mind. We have no idea the impact and we we are just blind to it and it disgusts me yesterday. I was somewhere and I walked by a trash can and I just saw these two plastic bottles in regular trash can that stuff drives me nuts. First of all, why do we need the plastic bottles for for water when we have filtered water? It’s accessible almost everywhere and in then that they were just thrown in the trash is just a lack of awareness few people don’t care. So I’m angered by this lack of awareness. I’m angered by the lack of action by adults and I’m angered by the lack of interest for adults to learn educated adults. Their lack of interest in learning about these issues and taking it on and taking the effort to go the extra steps, which is not a far step to do something that is protective. So I’m angry because this is not a joke and one of the things that I my brain goes to is if if there was a baby an infant in a room and somebody lit up a cigarette you would take that baby out of the room because we know that cigarette smoke causes cancer now decades ago. We didn’t know that now we know nobody questions it it it it if there you were in a place and there was lead paint everywhere and you had a baby or a child you would fix that problem. If there’s asbestos you would fix that problem. Those are three examples of problems that are invisible. You don’t see the effects of lead paint. You don’t see the effects of asbestos for a very long time. You don’t see these problems in real-time, but we know That these things have an impact we know it. So we we protect the child yet. I it just drives me nuts that we don’t that we don’t see it and we’re not outraged and we don’t think of it in those same terms. What we are going to the planet is toxic. It is toxic to our kids quality of life. That is so not okay. That is so not what I do why I do what I do. So that kids are left with this world that we have trashed and they have to deal with enough one dimension with Greta that she’s been such an inspiration like she is a neurodiverse kid who has used her gifts or talents or passion or interest to do something and that’s what I want for all my students and I don’t care if it’s an in this domain of climate change or what they do. But ideally I want your child your kid that I work with your kid that I work as a coach. To try to help the whole point is not so that they can go get some stupid job, but it’s that they can do something that matters to them. They can do something that’s important to them. They can do something that’s purpose both of them that’s meaningful to them. So they can utilize they’re getting their talents and their interest in their passions and do work that matters to them and we live in a time when kids we can help our kids grow up and that’s why I said executive function is so important because these kids have to know how to execute in order to be able to create a life where they have the choices to do work That Matters by Greta did work that matters to her. She started these protests and she started a little Ripple that Ripple turned into a wave and now it’s a tidal wave in there has been huge impact, so I don’t understand how we disregard future generations and how we don’t see the toxicity of the of these of our actions. Will we do what you do what I do and I’ll get to what I do in a minute, but it’s it’s just not okay, we can’t ignore the problem and it’s not okay to meet to not be outraged when I talk to people and have deep conversations with people that are close to me about what I think about education and how to change education one of the things that I say and we are not there yet is a culture is that you the parents people have to be outraged but they have to understand the issues in order to be outraged and a lot of times parents don’t understand executive function or they don’t understand a lot of the problems of school. We just take for granted that of course the school has our kids best interest at heart and they do and teachers do but it’s outdated and it needs a big 2.0 Big Time. So anyhow, I am outraged and disgusted. And I I cannot believe what we are doing to the home of our children this beautiful Earth. Another thing. I want to mention is consumerism. We live in a culture that says by stuff by stuff by stuff waste waste waste packaging packaging packaging year is how it looks you’re going to love it. It’s going to change your life and we bye bye. Bye. Bye and we don’t understand that every time we buy any product. It has an impact everything we do has an impact. So I was going to mention this sometimes I wish that there was like no trash pickup for like a month and people had to take all their tracks. They produce in a household and leave it inside their house for an entire month just to see how much trash we produce you can’t take it out to the curb. It has to stay in your house and to see the impact cuz then it’s not out of sight out of mind anymore or what if trash picker uppers didn’t come for a year and it was piling up in our yards and we really saw how much we produced sometimes. I wish that would happen so that people would hit a bottom and like it real because I really think people just are oblivious. So in the first two hundred thousand years of human existence on Earth took about 200,000 years to get a billion people 200 250,000 years to get a billion people. Do you know that we’ve gone from that 1 billion to 7 and 1/2 billion in just over 100 years. 250000 years to get 1 billion a hundred and some years to get the next six and a half billion to get up to seven that plane. Bauer impact the impact of that many creatures on this Earth is tremendous and to think then that we have we drive on these things called roads. We just take for granted that roads are there. They weren’t always there. We have had to destroy any of of the environment underneath where we built roads so that the impact of that and of houses and we have had a massive impact in to deny that is just makes me want to vomit and I don’t understand the motive for denying it. I don’t get it. Is that so that you don’t have to take a bath with me again, even if you questioned it. You Just Like Heaven the carcinogens than in cigarette smoke you just take the precaution because you care about your child. Just so just baffles me. Sorry now what we do matters. It impacts this here’s what I do. So now I’m going to transition for my rant about the problem until a little bit of what I do. So, I’ve always been the type of person. I’ve always been a highly sensitive person and one of the things that I’m highly sensitive about is life on Earth, I happen to work with kids. I could work with animals I could do whatever but I’ve always liked kids animals science and nature and things like that. And so I’ve always been like that in my first influences on this was when I was a child was Jane Goodall Jacques Cousteau Animal Kingdom in the thing is Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo and things like that people who who spoke about these things those were huge inspiration to me and they Had a big impact on me and how I live my life. So I think because of those things I always knew how important it was to protect life on Earth. So here’s what I do first thing very important parents teachers. Whoever you are watching by the way. Oh as always thank you for your support of my blog and Vlog in my work here is what I try to do. First of all, I don’t try to be perfect. I don’t do everything you can see in this office. Like I have posters I purchase them on Amazon. I’m sure there was an impact that I made a choice to do that. I made a conscious choice to do that, but I made a choice to do that. So there are you know, there are things I I use soap, you know, I use products to clean my house and so be perfect. That’s not the point. The point is this to be very conscientious and very mindful of everything you touched and the impact so first thing is don’t try to be perfect. But to be mindful of the impact next I don’t use single-use plastic as much as I can. So it’s been a few years now that I haven’t used a single water bottle Coke bottle any of that stuff even use the single bottle for years now single-use plastic bottle now, I do use single-use with other things and I don’t like it but that would be things like if I buy a big thing of hummus or guacamole, and it comes in plastic that’s single-use plastic usually so am when I can I use glass containers go in and fill up my own container. So that’s something that I do. I set an example for my kids. So here in my office. I have plenty of places for recycling I talk about Recycling and composting and I set an example for them by showing them that it’s important to me that’s modeling. I am a very minimalistic I declutter I get rid of stuff. I declutter my entire life a few years ago my whole life fit inside the back of my Subaru and I cannot tell you how much of an impact that had on my life every single new thing. I ever bring into my life. I really contemplate. I don’t want any new stuff. I went through so much energy to get rid of stuff my life feels so clean so empty. So I am good way because that emptiness of stuff and clutter allows me spaciousness to have experiences, which is what’s really important to me. So it makes my life easier. I recycle at home. I reuse paper bags. I reuse anyting I can I reuse paper for scrap paper. So reusing is very important. And of course not using using bags for the grocery store that a reusable. There’s no reason to beat use plastic bag to ever again in my life. I’d so I don’t use plastic bags. I only buy what I need some very specific about what I buy I buy from reputable companies and stores that care about the environment when I do take out from restaurant. I don’t think the plastic bag. I don’t take their forks. I don’t take their materials. I don’t need extra materials. I don’t want to contribute to the problem in that way. I consider the packaging from anywhere from a restaurant whenever I don’t you go to restaurants that use styrofoam and I if they have extra plastic, I don’t use it. So I bet him always considering the packaging of anything that I purchased and what it’s packaged in and what’s going to happen to that packaging. You know, that something is biodegradable like cardboard or is it going to just contribute to the problem and I don’t like if I’m at a hotel I don’t take the pamphlets of the newspapers or I don’t add to the paper problem. I just don’t consume. Stop. I don’t absolutely need especially when they can be found online. And that’s some things I do and now I’m going to transition to the end my ask look parents teachers what we do matters. I don’t know you I hope I’m not offending you but I really don’t care because if I offend you but you changed some action that contributes to helping the kids on this planet have a better quality of life in a better future than so be at this is not about that. This is not about you. This is not about me. This is about the future. This is about this giant organism that we call Earth and protecting it and honoring it in keeping it alive and is preserved and is healthy and happy as we can keep this planet so that our kids can have a great future where they can grow up and for Generations, they can have better quality of life. Why else would I be doing what I’m doing? So please my ask is to notice that what we do matters, please may I ask is that you do your research your due diligence? The find out what you can do with your impact and my ask is that you please consider every item you ever touch Everything You Touch and your life consider its impact and and just think about it and think about if it’s something that you believe in and want to use or or not and then finally I have a lot on my plate but I’m so inspired by good at that. She started doing what you called future Fridays and that is where she started protesting and I’m what I would like to do and I’m not going to make any promises yet. But I do want to try to make a future Friday video for you every Friday with a little rant about something because you know, I always talk about executive function, but there are a lot of issues. I don’t talk about that. I am just chomping at the bit to talk about that a talk with families about that impact your kids. So I want to do future Friday’s wear. I’m really looking at on Fridays what are some things that we can contemplate some issues that we can contemplate that help? Our kids have a better future, whether it’s environmental whether it has to do with things like a letter grades, which is a huge issue that I do not believe in letter grades. I think they’re morally wrong, and I would love to explore that with you in a future Friday, and now that impacts gets it said her. I’m going to let you go now, my name is Seth Perler has been a long one. Thank you for sticking with me here for 20 minutes. I hope this is benefited your life and health benefits your kid’s life. Again. I’m an executive function coach at Boulder Colorado. If you haven’t signed up for a website stuff perler.com, please do you unsubscribe on YouTube? I’m you can subscribe give it a thumbs up and leave a comment if you want. Tell me what you think. I appreciate you and I hope you have a fantastic day.