For 2 weeks now I have been gathering more info over the net concerning my decision. I am trying to plan this out to the max. Double thoughts at times - yes, for sure - but I know what I have to look for when I'm in the middle of this transaction zone.
Want to know what keeps me running? Well, I just watch some movies about diving and that's more than enough to keep me going and get my head straight again, right away.
The under water world is an amazing scene that really attracts my attention, and I really feel like I want to embrace that feeling and just get out there and dive.
It's not just the diving, it's the whole concept. The path to becoming a good instructor, experienced diver, passing it on to others, enjoying my work location, taking care of my work location, working in a field that is at the same time recreational and professional, yes, diving the oceans and seas. Making others aware of the darkness that is slowly taking over.
Embrace the oceans. If the oceans die, I'm sure we soon will all die. So why wouldn't I make this adventure worth living for, and pick the right side.
Diving will give me the degree I want, allowing me to exercise this profession in great places, near the sea, in the water. All over the world.
Right there where all the sea creatures are at, the ones you only see in pictures, and movies, or the ones you never saw or heard about.
Soon I'll be able to swim with the biggest of them and I'll be amazed by their beauty and serenity.
An even more growing important thought to me now is the fact that I am getting more and more aware of what is wrong in this world.
I all ready had that feeling in our materialistic non-sea world. I mean, the way we are living, is not really supporting our planet. It's killing it, we just don't realize it, and we live on with our lives, not really thinking about what's coming next. Greed is killing our world!
Well it's totally the same down there, under water, ... that world is also suffering. Actually it's not just suffering, ... it's slowly but surely dying. Most fish might be exhausted in 30-40-50 years if we continue to take what we want and do what we are doing, the way we do.
Where did this awareness come to my mind? Well many of the divers I met in Malta, at the dive club, tell me about tons of fish swimming around Malta like 10 years ago. It's not like that anymore. We are over-fishing, that's what's happening and it's killing the sea and oceans! Of course over-fishing is not the only problem. It's a vicious circle, hidden from us as we get blinded by our so perfect busy lives.
I have no children, but this does not mean I don't want this world to be a liveable, better place for future generations!
So here is where I get sad, ... sad, very sad after watching these 2 video's. I am goose bumping when I see the passion of this 20 year old girl. I think this is truly amazing!
Feel obliged to watch these; if you are reading my blog, I encourage you to do so! As a matter of fact, if you don't watch them, simply stop reading! (just kidding but you'll get my point).
This is not only happening underneath the surface of the earth, it's even worse above level-zero in my humble opinion. We are destroying our planet.
Watch and listen:
Again, watch and listen:
I am not turning into an ocean activist all of a sudden but ...it's simply the truth. What is being said here on a shark-level is totally not contradictory to what is happening to the rest of our world. We are really killing it. How long can we go on like this?
I know, it all seems far away for us or better: We just don't get a chance to see or think about this stuff because, we are all brushed up with our busy materialistic lifestyles controlled by the system, the media system, that is controlling our lives, blinding us from what is really happening, making us feel comfortable and safe.
The media, controlled by powerful engines set up by world governments. Untill ... someday, it will be to late to bother.
Someday it will all be over if we don't act. Heck you gotta start somewhere right? Well I'll start right here, as my dream took shape!
I hope some day I'll be able to help fight against all these bad things and I hope I'll be able to contribute my mite for real. Good thoughts like these are a good start. A good start towards a better me, and hopefully a better world. I'll try to convince as much people as possible.
And thus, by having said this, I am all ready contributing in the fight. Yes! Because you are reading. I'm sure some of you have similar thoughts. ;-)