Disposable paper tissues.


In the East the symbol of wisdom.

Some sixty years ago it was probably these “tissues”, omnipresent in the “civilised” world today, whose advent signalled the start of the throwaway culture and opened the door to the latent mindlessness awaiting release.

  1. Except when there is no alternative are you a user of “tissues” and one of the throwaway culture?
  2. More importantly, if the answer is “yes”, would you change your mentality for altruistic reasons?
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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to Disposable paper tissues.

  1. bert0001 says:

    Most often using washable things in the kitchen, and when using paper, it gets composted with the organic waste in the garden … 🙂 …

    • Ian Gardner says:

      Sorry, Bert, but I do not quite understand what you mean. 😦

      • bert0001 says:

        That language barrier when writing about simple things like a big dipper or paper tissues. 🙂 I was talking about paper kitchen towels. Which I try to avoid, favouring the washable dishcloth. My kids seem to always lose their handkerchief, so paper seem to be a better solution for my wallet. I still use cotton handkerchiefs myself, like my folks and everyone did back in the seventies. For toiletpaper however, I don’t immediately see a valid alternative … as I think that the Indian or African solution is not hygenic enough. Hope to have been a little bit more clear, than in my previous cryptic comment.

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