Common Sense: A Shapely Poem by Bossypants
This little planet is all we have. We should take care of it.
Every day, you have a chance to choose gratitude and kindness.
Violence is a byproduct of anger, laziness, and lack of imagination.
This one little life is all you’ve got, buddy. You are mortal. You will die.
We need to pay taxes and give generously. There’s no need to be greedy pigs.
We are here, individually, for a very short time. There’s not much point in hoarding.
Everyone needs food, shelter, companionship, meaningful work, and time for recreation.
We should not allow people to get rich by destroying the planet or making others sick.
We should not worship rich people. In fact, we should not worship people at all.
We do not need the rich to get richer. It does not make them better people.
We should not shame poor people. In fact, shame is quite destructive.
We should curb our appetite for energy, and support renewables.
We should eat fewer bananas if we live in cold climates.
It is okay to be confused. It is not okay to be cruel.