” Ultimately it won’t create a full impact !”What is the use of doing that ?” what is the use of boycotting China’s products?
This or similar questions like this are the route cause of many big initiatives failing even before they start.
There are some special type of people around us who have the expertise in telling us why something is impossible!
In reality, they have no experience of starting something new but they will discourage you from doing anything, however they do have expertise in planting negative ideas in your head.
For example, once I said ” I think, I should reduce the amount of non vegetarian food I eat as I heard it’s not good for health. “
Immediately, one expert gave his unwanted advice ” It only makes sense if you can quit completely, and trust me its not possible! , I have tried many times and honestly, that way even milk is not considered vegetarian! so, one should not think so much, just eat what you feel like !
These people carry mountains of confidence in what they say and then pull you down easily in one discussion. Whether it’s just about your diet or a start up.
Similar question like this is ” What’s the point if only 1 person will do good?” Such people have hobbies of crying without really doing anything good.
And thats my point here, If something can not be achieved 100%, then we dont even give it a try.
When someone says, walk for 40 mins daily to have good health, just because we don’t have enough time we don’t even walk for 10 mins and eventually we never start!
Few years ago, after completing a permaculture design ( Permanent agriculture) course, I started doing a few things to reduce waste of plastic and eventually to reduce some pollution.
Now, before going ahead with this, let me tell you something. On this earth we humans are the only beings who can produce waste, no other living being is as closely related to the term called waste.
Every other living creature other than us is a part of a regenerative system called nature. Even excrements of animals is not waste and it is regenerated. So I have a request, please think before you produce waste.
We also have one more thing to learn here, just like we humans are single handedly destroying this planet, in the same way a lot of initiatives can be taken by a single person to achieve big results.
Anyway, coming back to this blog, so I decided to use home remedies in place of shampoo and soap to reduce plastic waste created by me. It was a small action taken for the big cause.
Immediately after knowing my intension of reducing waste from my side, another expert jumped in with his unwanted advice saying “ Why don’t you stop using your vehicle for commuting ? Even that causes heavy pollution! ” And later every product that I use was counted for its plastic waste!
I think, a small step is very important than being obsessed in getting 100% perfect from the start.
Now a days,people across the world are discussing about boycotting China’s products. There are many groups also working towards this cause, the one I came across is on Facebook and its called ” Boycott China products “ This group has gained about 1 lac followers in a months time !
Eventually, we will come to know of its actual importance but when our economy is in so much trouble due to the impact of this lockdown, not only buying Chinese products but products made outside the country should be avoided by making an effort to purchase products produced in our own countries.
This will help in reducing the impact of damage and also support local businesses .
May be buying 100% local produce is not possible but we must try as much as we can. Logically it will help us to keep our money in the country which will boost the economy in some way .
As simple as it sounds, even now few experts are raising questions about using phones made in China, to the extent that they are suggesting first throw that phone and then boycott china.
No! Please don’t make more losses !
All I want to say is, don’t give up something because you are alone or you can’t achieve it with 100% perfection. If your intention is correct then take the first step, which will eventually take you miles further and everyone else will follow you.
One such reference of this was the “Swadeshi Movement ” in India by ” Mahatma Gandhi ji “in 1905.
It was a stragically planned movement to improve the Indian economy by boycotting foreign goods forced by the British government and it was successful to a certain extent!
Imagine if Gandhiji had never started because his country was technically under the British government? Indians had a very thin chance of supporting this movement as they were under the British rule but they did it and created history.
One negative thought can stop you from big achievements.
So, don’t throw what you already have or start hating other nations but support your nation by buying products made in your own country to support your economy and most importantly local businesses.
In the end, I would like to say ” In life , dont ever stop your self from working for a good cause by having a notion of ” achieving 100 % perfection or nothing”.
This video by an amazing Indian “ Mr. Sonam Wangchuk ” is must watch for all !