As you drink your water for the day, what are you thinking about? Is your mind focused on a list of the many things you have to do? Are you you getting ready to work out or run around town? Are you simply drinking water because Google tells you that you’re supposed to drink 8 glasses a day?
As you’re drinking that glass of water, are you thinking, “I wonder what chemicals are being improperly disposed of and now seeping into the groundwater where I live that I am now drinking?” If you're like most people, you’re not thinking that. You’re thinking about your normal everyday activities and that glass of water is the support that you have grown accustomed to be there for you. We often go with blind trust to our faucets and fill up that cup believing it’s perfectly safe.
Story after story is emerging about water contamination, about companies and municipalities neglect of (or blatant disregard for) water standards. Water is not what it used to be when it comes to what comes out of our tap. Companies across the country are in legal battles regarding their disposal of toxins. Companies like Chemours in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 3M in Saint Paul, Minnesota just settled a $5 billion lawsuit regarding allegedly introducing harmful chemicals, through improper disposal, into their area’s water system. The results—cancer, low fertility, leukemia, low birth weights and premature births—of these types of actions are irreversible for some people.
Just because you don't know the story of your water, that doesn't mean there isn't one.
Sometimes when we read these accounts it feels a bit distant. Though a story may bring a surge of acton for a little while, often times we tend to go back to blind trust. “That water issue happened way over there and I am over here.”
The problem with thinking this way is that no one knows what’s truly in water many times until it is too late. When you drink water, your mind should be able to think about your routines, deadlines, and responsibilities for the day. You shouldn’t have to worry about your water, about what’s in it, or what risks you’re taking every time you fill a glass.
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