Hello everyone and welcome to my blog about rethinking tomorrow. My name is Kathrin and I have spent three decades on this wonderful planet trying to figure out exactly what it means to be human. During my life so far I went, as all of us, through happy, sad, challenging, exciting moments and at certain points I simply felt stuck. Sometimes knowing in which direction to go and sometimes being completely lost. When I think about our future here on this blue planet I feel from time to time powerless against all the difficulties (environmental, social and economical) we are facing. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to start to change things for the better. I guess you can agree that we all are conscious about the things which are going wrong, but even so the most important question we have to overcome remains: If I’d like to effect a change, how and where do I start?
I would like to encourage you to not get stuck with this question, but instead spring into action. As Elvis Presley once sang: “A little Iess conversation, a little more action please”. It is for this reason that I have started this blog. It is one of an infinite number of possibilities with which to make a first step. I aim to write about topics that deal with the topic of sustainability in any regard. I want to discover ideas and already working concepts, which aim to change the status quo. I would like to write about books which inspire me and I want to interview people with diverse backgrounds and expertise who have already started to change things. I want to share with you their stories to proof you that we are far away from being powerless.
I’d like to start off with some numbers to put things into perspective. Our solar system (Earth included!) is orbiting around the centre of our galaxy (the Milky Way) at almost one million kilometres per hour. The famous space telescope Hubble has so far discovered approximately 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Now you might feel small and insignificant as the scale of these numbers can easily blow our minds. But try to see it in the following way. The chance that you were born is one to around 400 trillion. Now that is pretty tiny, and it does seem almost impossible that earth is revolving around the sun in the right orbit, not too close and not too far away. It almost seems to be a miracle that we exist. But we do, so let’s do something great with it!