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Never Before Have I Laughed So Hard At One Guy's Non-Attempt To Save The Planet

We all know the rainforest is being destroyed. Heck, the entire planet's in distress! But is there really anything we can do about it? Actually, yes.

Never Before Have I Laughed So Hard At One Guy's Non-Attempt To Save The Planet

We all wish we could do more. Here's how this hilarious ad opens:


"But there's a part of you that tells yourself that you're not so good, that you could be doing more, that the world is falling apart at the seams and all you've been doing is yoga.

One day you see that the rainforest is being destroyed at the staggering rate of 32 million acres a year. That's the equivalent of one football field every 78 seconds. You feel bad, angry, and guilty. You've been apathetic for too long. You want to do something about it. You must do something about it.

Well, this is what you're not going to do."



Thank you for not doing that. And thank you for sharing this? If you do? Pretty please?

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"I am so grateful for my upbringing in Colombia, surrounded by mountains and mango trees, and for my Colombian family," Agudelo says. "Colombia is the place where I learned what's truly essential in life." It's also where she found her passion for the arts.

While she was growing up, Colombia was going through a violent drug war, and Agudelo turned to literature, theater, singing, and creative writing as a refuge. "Journaling became a sacred practice, where I could leave on the page my dreams & longings as well as my joy and sadness," she says. "During those years, poetry came to me naturally. My grandfather was a poet and though I never met him, maybe there is a little bit of his love for poetry within me."

In 1998, when she left her home and everyone she loved and moved to California, the arts continued to be her solace and comfort. She got her bachelor's degree in theater arts before getting certified in journalism at UCLA. It was there she realized the need to create a media platform that highlighted the positive contributions of LatinX in the US.

"I know the power that storytelling and writing our own stories have and how creative writing can aid us in our own transformation."

In 2012, she started Alegría Magazine and it was a great success. Later, she refurbished a van into a mobile bookstore to celebrate Latin American and LatinX indie authors and poets, while also encouraging children's reading and writing in low-income communities across Southern California.

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