In the mountain

September 23rd, 2009

There was some holidays in Bulgaria last week. I used them in one of the best ways – went to a hut in the mountains.

Three days of hard hiking on 80 degree slope with heavy rucksack trying to keep up with the more experienced mountaineers. The blood moves furiously, the heart is jumping out of my chest, the lungs are crying… I got my physical shape back on the third day and almost got the computers out of my system.

What more can want someone who is more than 12 hours in front of a computer, not using neither their heart, nor lungs or muscles as they should; sitting in a 90 degree body position, not blinking, not breathing …

Yes – hiking is not only great physical salvation, but mental clarification too. You get to understand how small and weak you are. How small are the everyday problems. You start to appreciate every sip of breath, every beat of the heart. Never the less one understands the greatness of the nature and starts to respect it in a real way.

The people you can meet in the mountains mostly have something in common – respect for the surrounding nature, respect for the other people, desire to help.

I believe that if more people go to the mountains, but with all the hard hiking with heavy rucksacks, many will see the world in a new, better way.

Take what we need and leave the rest?

September 9th, 2009

There are some scenes I  see every day that make think of waste – waste of food, clothes, paper, many more. There are people digging in the trash for stuff, and other that throw away most of what they buy. People tend to want more – more clothes, more food, bigger TV, two cars, so on. But do we need all that?

Is it possible for someone to take just what they need, and leave the rest to others, or just to the nature? I don’t believe so. If that was the case we probably will be  still living in caves. So, to want more and more is good for development.

Yet – do we develop while buying more & more, then throwing away at least half of it? And for how long could the planet keep up with our greediness.

Better world project

September 5th, 2009

This is the launch of the Better World Project, created for the initiative “Design for a better world”. I will share with you thoughts, articles, quotes, photos – all that makes me think of the world that surrounds us …