Cell Phones and Benzene Poison
There is a real human cost to our excess of technology, in this case it’s mostly cell phones. We constantly change our phones and newer versions pop up almost daily. Use, discard, get new one. Factory workers in China, and in many other parts of the world, are treated just like cell phones, use, discard, get new one. Why is it that Benzene is banned in the west but not in China, are their lives not equally as important? Even thought we might not feel it directly, their suffering also hurts us. We need to raise working conditions for everyone in the world, not just in rich countries. We are all connected. We all need to start living consciously and work to identify the direct and indirect consequences of our actions.