I've always been taught about conservation and making the most of what you have. It started from my grandparents and was more a way of life because of how hard they worked for every item they had. They didn't look at the world and think it needed saving but looked at their homes and it was ingrained that they needed to use what they had efficiently.
Most of us have seem to have lost that. Sometimes we are willing to give up reuse for ease, we are ready to throw away the bag instead of wash it out. We are all just so busy and just don't have the time. We work hard and long and the time we have off we don't want to waste. What if our outlook is all wrong? What if we taking the time to be more efficient meant we wouldn't need to work so hard? What if we realized what was really important and stopped trying to measure our success by the things that we had?
I wish I had all the answers; I wish it was always that simple. I digress, as I look at my children playing outside; enjoying the beautiful nature around them I cannot help but reflect on what I have done to keep it that way. I hope you'll do the same.