I really like political cartoons. I saw this one and had to post it. I think it really summarizes what the basic underlying problem in the world is, overconsumption, or in other words, gluttony - fiscal gluttony, environmental gluttony, physical gluttony. We have quit caring for Eden and have taken to consuming it faster than it can replenish itself. Derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or intoxicants to the point of waste. In some Christian denominations, it is considered one of the seven deadly sins. The need to have and to go and to consume have gone out of control worldwide. It takes an entire garbage can to hold the waste generated from preparing our family's food each week (wrappers, containers, cans). All of these discarded items were manufactured which consumed and generated waste. All these items were shipped which consumed and generated waste. Houses have become larger without regard for impact on the environment and society. Water and air continue to become more polluted with only mild solutions offered up. I agree that gluttony is one of the deadly sins and may prove to be the most deadly in the end.
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.