Oh those were the days… I remember when…. Back in the day…. Once upon a time…. This question drums all kinds of cliche’s in my head.
Then it made me wonder, if there was a treasure and it’s now lost, is that it? Do we not get it back, can it be rebuilt, can it be found again… and what’s the point quite frankly.
Then I thought, if it were a treasure, it must have had some value… so why did it get lost in the first place. As the cogs turned, I thought, maybe we didn’t know it was a treasure at the time, and its value has come with time and the benefit of hindsight.
Maybe I’m thinking about this too literally… But as I sit and ponder, it actually made me think of plastic, and our throw away lifestyle…
Now, stick with me here… Think about it. When plastic was invented, it made life easier, cheaper and more efficient – but as time has gone on, and through the benefit of hindsight, it appears that this has come at a cost.
Once upon a time, the world got along just fine without plastic, single use plastic and plastic packaging, and we did not face the environmental and health issues we have today.
Generally, at home we’ve tried to phase out single use plastic where we can and finding an alternative has sometimes meant picking up what passed generations did to get by.
So for me, a lost treasure is being able to live without plastic – because it’s everywhere, and it’s really not good to have around when you think about it.
I’m not railing on plastic completely – it’s a technological advance for sure, but I think it’s something that’s not currently used in moderation, or with waste disposal/recycling in mind.
How’d I do? What do you think of the above lost treasure? I’d love to hear your thoughts.