America The Littered

For this Independence Day, we returned to the Esplanade in Boston for the Boston Pops concert and fireworks.  We did it differently this year, showing up around noon and being content with being able to hear the concert by being near a speaker station and being right on the riverbank for a great view of the fireworks.

After a great day and a fantastic fireworks display (that was unfortunately clouded by a lack of wind that kept the smoke in the way of the fireworks), we turned around to see the field where we were and discovered that our fellow concert-goers had shown their love for their country by leaving their trash all around it.  Add not just cups and napkins, but towels, a deck of cards, pizza boxes, and bottles.  It was so disappointing to see all this trash ruining a beautiful city park on a the river after a day of celebrating our country.

It is beyond me that people can have such feelings of self-importance that they feel they can just leave their garbage on the ground for others to clean up after them.  I know that it was a lot of younger people that did this, since it was where those groups were that the biggest messes were left, and it is particularly disappointing since with all the issues in this country involving pollution and the environment seem to be having some sort of an impact on people, but then something as simple as picking up after yourself is too much for them.  

3 thoughts on “America The Littered”

  1. that’s hilarious coming from the pop culture gangster. a bit of a cop-out–yeah, it’s the youth. no one in your generation inundated the world with the litter that is–to you–litter–to a kid–the scenery of daily life. read those little definitions you tag to your label and think of where you stand.

  2. I’m going to leave the above comment hanging around, only because I don’t quite understand it. Of course the person who left it didn’t have the nerve enough to leave a name, email address or web site, possibly because he knew he didn’t make any sense.

    I will admit that of course people of my generation have polluted and littered. However, I would hope that the next generation – with all the dire warnings about the potential results of it all – would be better.

  3. This is very good I am doing someadthing simadiadlar, I guess. I creadate the large image, and then select parts and reaeptading backadgrounds I may use, then export them, write CSS for their posiadtions on the page:)(Slicing some time ago meant a lot of extraadneadous stuff auto-​generated by some appliadcaadtion for web, so I apologize!)So, if this is what is/​were your book about, then maybe… I don’t know, you can simadply share some parts of it in another mode, like a tutoadradial or two?Or think about the Big Book again? I never had in mind writading a book, about what I do or what I have learnt so far. Maybe simadply a blog, with difadferadent catadeadgories, a snipadpet or two, some examadples… Bad news is that lately I have so much work that I can’t even THINK about my own webadsite, I’m just makading webadsites for the comadpany I work… Maybe some day this will change ))Good luc to you!

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