Explain what essay you think you want to respond to and why, what you think you already know about the topic,
‘Waste not want not” is my choice of essay. It is a very relevant topic in today’s world. Our lifestyle today is all about buying. Billboards and advertising across the country tells us what to buy to look good, to be better than our neighbors, to satisfy our every little wish. But living up to the Jones’, trying to look young and healthy, trying to be up to date in fashion; all require one to buy, spend, waste. The concept of ‘once use throw away’ has to be recognized as that which promotes waste.
What you think you would need to know to write a strong paperand what you think you would like to know about the topic.
I have to find out details about efforts being made across the world to recycle the huge amount of waste being created across the world particularly in the developed countries like the United States. Modern lifestyle supports millions of businesses so it will be impossible to just stop them and go back to the thrifty lifestyle of the past. One has to investigate how to reduce waste in the manufacturing, distribution and consumption in every segment of life.
What questions do you need to discover answers for?
Each and every individual has to realize that every bit of waste drains the planet’s resources. How do we go about it? The new generation has to be able to recognize that the previous generation was responsible for creating a huge amount of waste. They have to understand that a consumption economy does not bring peace and happiness. In fact all it causes is stress, envy, dissatisfaction and therefore unhappiness.
What question do you think you would like to answer through your research (in other words, what question would you like your thesis to answer?
How should we scale down our wants? How do we teach ourselves to be happy with only that which meets our basic needs? How do we protect and take care for what we already have so that they do not have to be replaced? How do we start taking more pride in what we achieve rather than in what we own? How do we minimize waste, stop global warming and prevent the ultimate destruction of Planet Earth?
Waste, global warming, recycling, affects of consumerism, ‘once use throw away’, replenishing Earth’s resources, minimizing waste in everyday life.