The Zero Waste Lifestyle is a popular catchphrase of late which you can't avoid if you engage on social media. It is a lifestyle I want to engage with, whilst acknowledging that I am doing so in a society which often doesn't see 'waste' as a problem, or perhaps more to the point, individuals believing that them saying no to the straw would make no difference. It will. However, we all need to engage mindfully, knowing that in many ways this way of life is a privilege afforded to those who have options. Not everyone does. Do your bit kindly.
You reach a point of accepting that you made mistakes,
they cost you dearly and that you can't change the past.
At that point you stop raging against your history,
and move forward
into a calmer, less self destructive frame of mind.