“When you go to bed, you should say goodnight to technology too!”
Last year, Americans spent over 10 billion dollars on plastic surgery. The federal budget for NASA’s space operations was 3.5 billion dollars.
Every year the attendants of Burning Man pledge to Leave No Trace - that means no cigarette butts, no errant feathers, no burnt wood, no human waste (otherwise known as MOOP or Matter Out Of Place) - because part of the land contract is a strict limit on the amount of waste found per acre per year.
This is actually pretty fascinating. After the burn, the Burning Man Playa Restoration Team spend 2 weeks combing the desert for MOOP, bagging it, weighing it, and mapping where the MOOP was found.
This kind of devotion to a cause says a lot about what humans are capable of when we put our minds to it (or when our fun depends on it).