Dear readers, this time I want to express my opinion on the question of the week sponsored by @ecotrain, this question aims to know the point of view of hive users on what we consider important sustainability and holistic living. It is no secret that these are definitions that have been developing for some time and that seek that human beings visualize their environment as a whole and not be dazzled by a single aspect such as the economic component.
In the same vein and from my perspective, life is composed of many components that are of interest to survive in this great world, such as from the social point of view: health, food, from the economic point of view: work, investments, from the environmental point of view: climate balance, natural resources. All this is part of our life, and as a whole generates quality of life. Unfortunately in recent years, it seems that modernity brought with it a disease called consumerism, people began to focus on a single component of their lives the ECONOMIC, it is certainly very important to be economically stable, but the high levels of consumption has led to excessive exploitation of natural resources that greatly affect the environment and health.
These premises gave rise to the search for new paradigms that would show people that all the components of life are important, and it is there where in different areas people have begun to talk about sustainability and holism, in my opinion they are similar approaches since both definitions promote the synergy that must exist between the components of our life to achieve a perfect balance where one component does not affect another, in order to preserve the welfare of society and the planet.
When I refer in the previous paragraph that one component does not affect another, it is because I consider that this is the genesis of the problem that we are facing from the environmental and social point of view; I point this out because large companies in their eagerness to produce more money every day, began to use marketing as a fundamental strategy to increase consumption in society and therefore if consumption increases, a greater exploitation of resources is needed to produce electronic equipment among others, in addition to this, the use of transgenic crops began with the aim of having more resistant plants and save more money in pest and disease control costs, and these genetic changes can affect human health, in addition to the production of crops such as corn among others to produce animal food.
Consequently, it is observed that the economic component predominates in society and other components such as the environment are neglected, which has generated an abrupt climate change due to the indiscriminate use of many elements to increase the production of items in any economic area. That is why large governmental organizations promote what we know as sustainable development.
To conclude, I will detail what I consider to be the most important aspects of sustainability and holistic living.
As a professional in the agricultural area, I have learned that life is a perfect system that must be managed in balance, as well as agricultural systems, respecting all the elements involved to obtain better results. Therefore, from a holistic and sustainable point of view from my professional area (economics), I try as far as possible to use strategies that do not affect the environment, for example, the use of organic matter for crop fertilization, thus respecting the natural process of microorganisms to decompose organic material without affecting its presence in the soil, that certainly in the long term benefits the environment, my economy and food production.
Finally, I believe that we must see life as a whole following the sustainable and holistic approach where there is a synergy between the aspects of our lives, taking into account that what we do in one of the aspects can affect the others for better or worse. We always see the effects that our decisions or actions can have on society and the environment.
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