yUNIVERSIDAD DE SAN CARLOS DE GUATEMALA ESCUELA DE APRENDIZAJE DE LENGUAS “CALUSAC” COURSE: PRETOEFL III TEACHER: JULIA FLORES “ESSAY ABOUT THE STORY OF STUFF” NAME: Julio Cesar Perez Perez ID: 2508994 DATE: 06 / 04 / 2011 Story Of Stuff
We have to take care of the world that we are live in, this is a world whit limits, limits that are destroying the natural resources of the world, the video about the story of stuff shows a system that works around the world, system called “The materials economy” this is a lineal system but a system in CRISIS, this system provides the way to know how stuffs are made, and how the creation of this stuffs are destroying our planet.
The corporations use money and the power that they have to make things to make money or win money and using that with the purpose to destroy our world but that things are the things that people don’t see, and people gets involved in this system just buying the stuffs that the corporations are creating around the world. Is very important to mention the form of this lineal system to see how stuffs are created and to show how this system is destroying the planet.
First of all is the extraction of natural resources around the world are destroying the natural resources of the world like water, trees, mountains, etc, people get involved in the country, people gets involved working for corporation to grave this resources in most cases for the use of foreign corporations that destroys the third world just with the purpose to make people to buy stuffs.
Then after the extraction of resources this resources pass to production, materials goes to industries to make products with the resources found in this stage people use energy to combine resources with toxic chemicals to produce toxic contaminated products but in any case toxic is in and toxic is out in manufactured products to make people buy. And this is bad because people use and buy stuff without knowing how toxic are the stuff that they are buying and the stuffs that they are creating.
People creates products for corporations products to distribution in companies where people get things always with low prices without knowing the real deal about the externalized cost that means that we are not paying for the things that we are buying in other words the owner of the companies externalized the real cost of the product using people from other countries to they get involved creating the products.
People creates products to consumption this part is the golden point of the system, this consumption is the hearth of this system that’s why this system evidence that people around the world are “consumers” bad consumers that just buy buy buy stuffs to feel good with themselves without knowing the real things that they are doing because all this stuffs that they buy are moving to a place to another to make people to continuing buying and buying stuffs that’s why corporation creates this system to keep people buying with this planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence the reason of this system the corporations use a lot of advertisements to keep the mind of people thinking and to gets involved on the presentation of the brand new products or good products that they are creating.
To summarize the use of this system with the creation distribution and consumption of products around the world create a lot of trash because when the products becomes obsolete to the people they throw products away in some case to disposal in this case people pollute the environment in most of case with things that they produces creating trash that destroys the world in which we are live. To conclude to keep safe our planet we have to make good decisions to buy things when we need something not to spend our money to buy and buy things that we don’t need we have to buy things just to live well and with the necessary stuffs, we have to try to keep safe our environment and our country it’s a difficult task but if we can make that a few people change their form to see things we can make them to make good decisions to put trash on their place and try to recycle the most of trash, we can do it knowing that a lot of the trash that we produce can`t be recycled. Keep our world safe!! and clean!!