So it’s that time of the year again, the time where everyone is making resolutions for 2017. 2016 has been a very challenging year, but honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have learnt so much, I have grown so much this year. Politically 2016 has been an utter joke, from Brexit to Trump, just one mistake after another. 2017 has to be better, we have to do better.
I think that resolution number one for the world as a whole is to make better political decisions in 2017. To learn from 2016 and do better.
Then there’s the whole refugee crisis. We sit in our warm comfortable homes, worrying about presents and iPhone upgrades when there are people out there starving and risking their lives on long journeys trying to escape conflicts. We need to do better for these people. We need to do more for refugees, we can’t just forget about them. We need to do more in 2017. We need to be better human beings by being there for them.
Resolution number three is to be better citizens of the earth. Despite what Donald Trump says, global warming is not a myth. And even if it was, being better towards the environment is good for everyone. We need to treat the planet better, we only have one earth and once we destroy it, it will renew itself but it’ll be too late for us. We’re not saving the planet for the trees and the plants, we’re saving the planet for us. We need to if we’re going to survive. We could start by using renewable products, using glass instead of plastic products. And when we use plastic, we could recycle it. Turning off lights once we leave a room, turning off the heaters at university accommodation once we return home during the holidays. We could buy from sustainable brands and even use products that are not tested on animals, and maybe even eating less meat.
So these are just some resolutions that we can start with to make us all better people in 2017. We need to start thinking of other people’s needs and stop being so self-absorbed. We need to do better as a human race, because we’re failing each other and we’re failing the future generations through our actions and decisions.