Are you willing to sacrifice?, 27°

Change is fundamentally about sacrifice. Whether it's choosing chocolate ice cream or vanilla, when we decide on a course of action we sacrifice alternative options.

Faced with climate instability and the social and political turmoil that will result in "staying the course", most everyone who visits Celsias has already decided to participate in the change that will lessen the damage.

But are we really willing to make the sacrifices needed to achieve the goal?

As the debate about off-shore drilling again returns to the national spotlight, I recognize that for many families the price of gas is seriously impacting their stability, happiness, and opportunity. Though I know with great certainty that the crutch of expanded oil exploration won't help ease their financial (and too often emotional) pain, by opposing the oil rigs I am asking others to make an emotional sacrifice. I'm asking them, those still addicted to oil, to suck it up and change their lifestyle. That is a painful sacrifice for most people.

My lifestyle requires very little gasoline, but I'm not blind to the fact I am unique in this perspective, relatively speaking. Many of the actions on this website that I have agreed to aren't really painful sacrifices, most actually enhance my happiness. But how ethical is it to ask others to suffer more than I am willing to suffer?

So my question for this discussion is this, what are you willing to give up, what painful sacrifice (emotionally) are you willing to agree to in order to put skin into the game?

17 replies

Our life is full of sacrifice whether emotional or social. I think many will agree on me on that. However, in my part I think recycling thing that can be recycle is one contribution that I can do.

Written in November 2012

I am willing to sacrifice! I have sacrificed a few things, like not having a car, walking more and reducing waste as much as I can. I found a website called motleygreen.com that lists acts for the environment. You need to check it out.

Written in December 2012

Maria L. 47°

I also have made many sacrifices but I see them as having mostly improved my life, although I realize that there are many that I talk to that are confounded by those of us who are willing and think that it's everyone's responsibility, just like feeding yourself is, to reconsider and become less dependent on fossil fuels. Sign my Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams petition to Energy and Commerce Committee! We need you! http://tiny.cc/5ll2vw

Written in May 2013

Steve B. 10°

We all have tons of clothes or things that we want to get rid of. If they are still usable, give them to someone who needs them. I am sacrificing my favorite clothes and belongings for needy ones.

Written in May 2013


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Arez H. 11°

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Iran Management Consultants Team (IRANMCT) licensed by California Management Consultants Group (CMCG) started giving management and consultancy services in 2007. We are proud to have members from the best international and local institutions & agencies around the world and active in different countries like Australia, USA, China, UAE, UK, Austria & Iran.

The practical and scientific experiences of cooperations in the international level all around the world is the guaranty for our services in the Management and Consultancy field. On the other hand, following the standards based on the standards of CMCG can also indicate the honesty of our team.

Iran Management Consultants Teams slogan is, Training Managers and Enhancing Management Scientifically.

Mission: Training and consultancy services according to the international standards

Vision: To be ranked among the top 5 brands in the management and consultancy field in the Middle East.

Social responsibility: Introducing the best Iranian managers in the international society of managers and emitting paper-based interactions.

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Arez H. 11°

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bout "Iran MCT", Management Consultants in Tehran Pars, Tehran

"Iran MCT", Management Consultants, Tehran, Iran

Iran Management Consultants Team (IRANMCT) licensed by California Management Consultants Group (CMCG) started giving management and consultancy services in 2007. We are proud to have members from the best international and local institutions & agencies around the world and active in different countries like Australia, USA, China, UAE, UK, Austria & Iran.

The practical and scientific experiences of cooperations in the international level all around the world is the guaranty for our services in the Management and Consultancy field. On the other hand, following the standards based on the standards of CMCG can also indicate the honesty of our team.

Iran Management Consultants Teams slogan is, Training Managers and Enhancing Management Scientifically.

Mission: Training and consultancy services according to the international standards

Vision: To be ranked among the top 5 brands in the management and consultancy field in the Middle East.

Social responsibility: Introducing the best Iranian managers in the international society of managers and emitting paper-based interactions.

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