Rianne Dasselaar

#Runcop21
Start time:

10 November, 16:02

Distance:

13,3 km, Väg 97, Jokkmokk, SE

I run for people to bother

My name is Rianne Dasselaar. I live in Jokkmokk but I am born and raised in a small village in the Netherlands. After I graduated I started traveling and working abroad, spending most of my days climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking and running in the most extraordinary playground you can imagine: Nature. After some years I felt I could never live in the Netherlands again, where nature is reduced into an almost artificial world: indoor climbing and skiing. I couldn't breathe. Instead I moved to Lapland, where I found my base in a forest near Jokkmokk. But it shows that it doesn't matter how far you travel, in every corner of the world you will be confronted with the world pollution, with governments and investors looking for cheap resource -rich land which they simply take from the traditional users, and which sadly often leads to social conflicts between the local inhabitants. But what about you, as an individual? It are not only governments and multinationals who take the blame for the problems we have today according environmental pollution and climate change. How how do you threat Mother Earth and your fellow human beings? Or do you think you are not responsible? One single person can't be blamed for the world pollution, but every person has his own responsibility for taking care of his living environment. We, in the western world, have come to a point where we need to change our lifestyle and maybe also the way we think. It is our needs and desires, our consumer behavior, which are contributing to the world pollution, deforestation and climate change. It is our fear to lose our securities and comfortable lifestyles when fellow human beings come to us and ask for help. A part of the world population has lost touch with nature and shows a horrified lack of empathy towards fellow human beings. It's dangerous when people stop bothering, when they turn their head and close their eyes, like nothing is going on, while nature and people are threatened and even eliminated. I find myself in a tremendous luxury position. I actually chose to move and live in Sweden. And I am running today because I want to. Not because somebody puts a gun to my head or threatens my family. I run for our planet and her people. I run because I bother. I hope you bother too.

I run for people to bother

My name is Rianne Dasselaar. I live in Jokkmokk but I am born and raised in a small village in the Netherlands. After I graduated I started traveling and working abroad, spending most of my days climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking and running in the most extraordinary playground you can imagine: Nature. After some years I felt I could never live in the Netherlands again, where nature is reduced into an almost artificial world: indoor climbing and skiing. I couldn't breathe. Instead I moved to Lapland, where I found my base in a forest near Jokkmokk. But it shows that it doesn't matter how far you travel, in every corner of the world you will be confronted with the world pollution, with governments and investors looking for cheap resource -rich land which they simply take from the traditional users, and which sadly often leads to social conflicts between the local inhabitants. But what about you, as an individual? It are not only governments and multinationals who take the blame for the problems we have today according environmental pollution and climate change. How how do you threat Mother Earth and your fellow human beings? Or do you think you are not responsible? One single person can't be blamed for the world pollution, but every person has his own responsibility for taking care of his living environment. We, in the western world, have come to a point where we need to change our lifestyle and maybe also the way we think. It is our needs and desires, our consumer behavior, which are contributing to the world pollution, deforestation and climate change. It is our fear to lose our securities and comfortable lifestyles when fellow human beings come to us and ask for help. A part of the world population has lost touch with nature and shows a horrified lack of empathy towards fellow human beings. It's dangerous when people stop bothering, when they turn their head and close their eyes, like nothing is going on, while nature and people are threatened and even eliminated. I find myself in a tremendous luxury position. I actually chose to move and live in Sweden. And I am running today because I want to. Not because somebody puts a gun to my head or threatens my family. I run for our planet and her people. I run because I bother. I hope you bother too.