At an interview that marked her 18th birthday, Greta Thunberg discussed her lifestyle and some new and interesting choices she has made for herself. The environmental activist said she has stopped buying new clothes, yet she added she would not judge others who make less environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices than her own.
Greta Thunberg Has Turned 18 and Became a Swedish Adult
Greta Thunberg is known for her environmental activism and the solo school strike in 2018, which turned into a global youth movement. Her interesting lifestyle choices include traveling by boat instead of flying and veganism. When asked about what she thought of people who talk about acting on climate change but fly around the world despite that, the teenager refused to criticize them, saying that others may feel that way, but not her. She said she is not telling anyone else what they should do but pointed out that people who do not practice what they preach would be open to criticism themselves and would not be taken seriously.
Greta Thunberg said that while statistics show the best way for individuals to reduce their carbon emissions is to avoid long flights or not have children, she would not tell people not to procreate. According to her, it is not the people who are the problem but their behavior. Greta also pointed out that she does not believe it is selfish to have kids.
Greta Thunberg Said She Was Not Missing Out On Much With Her Different Lifestyle
Although her lifestyle is quite different than that of most western teenagers, Greta Thunberg said she did not feel like she was missing out. She said that while she might buy second-hand clothes, she does not need new ones, and flying to a far-away place would not make her happier. According to her, because these are things she didn’t need, missing them didn’t feel like a sacrifice.
The young environmental activist said her perfect birthday present would be a promise from everyone that they would do everything they can for the planet. As a more tangible gift, she pointed out that because in Sweden it gets very dark in the winter, she would like replacement headlights for her bike.
People suffering from PTSD have a very tough time living a normal life. Many times, their condition often goes unnoticed only because of the lack of awareness. People suffering from this condition need a lot of care. It is not just the help of support groups, but even their friends and family members have to be actively involved in helping such patients out. Such patients often take the help of support animals to help them deal with the stress.
The Unique Story of a Man and His Pet Owl
We have heard of many cases where the bond between humans and animals has been a moral support to each other. One such unique story that hit the headlines was that of an Owl named Louie and his human friend Jaylo Miles. Not only were they seen hiking together, but they also had a special agenda during their trip.
A Man and an Owl on a Mission
Jaylo and his emotional support animal, the barn owl Louie are doing their part towards helping other people with mental health concerns. Their target audience is the ones who are suffering in silence with PTSD. The whole idea of this mission is to get people to understand what really goes on with a person in such a condition.
A Photojournalist is Also Part of the Mission
To help them with their journey, Joann Randles, A Swansea-based photojournalist, recently joined the duo during their recent visit to Wales. The two were hiking on South Wales’s highest peak – Pen-y-Fan. In her interview, Joann stated that she came across.
Jaylo Miles’ story was inspired by it. She even reached out to him so that she could be a part of their mission. During her trip, she saw the kind of bond both of them shared and was amazed by what she saw.