Do we have freedom of speech in Australia? We have freedom of speech in some aspects of life yes, but not others. For example we’re allowed to bad mouth the government as long as it’s fact or opinion and not defaming anyone, whereas in other countries any bad words about the government, whether it be true or not may get you arrested because of sedition laws, this happens in Singapore as well as many other places over the globe.Technically, in my own opinion, Australia does not have freedom of speech, but it’s a good thing in some ways. Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry »
Koalas are native to Australia and are a well-known Australian icon; unfortunately, however, the number of them left out in the wild is dropping raidly, in the last decade especially. There are many reasons for this, all of which tend to link and come from one issue, humans. To survive, koalas need eucalyptus leaves. If they don’t find them, they will starve, and also die of thirst as their hydration comes from the leaves also. There are over 600 types of eucalyptus trees that are in Australia, but it is only the leaves off 20 or 30 that the koala will eat, they smell the leaves to check the toxicity levels within them as all eucalyptus leaves are toxic at different levels. The leaf is also where they get most of their hydration from; they hardly ever drink water or any type of liquid. It occasionally eats leaves from other trees as well, such as tea and cherry trees, but like humans, they all like different things, not all koalas like the same kinds of leaves. Many of their preferred trees have been wiped out and there is not much natural habitat left, thus why it is such an issue to increase their habitat by simply planting trees, also time is an issue, the trees needed do not simply grow over night, Koalas also sleep between 18 – 20 hours a day and do not like change either, so moving them to a new location is difficult.
The fact no one can answer my questions about life bothers me, but it sets off a blaze inside me so to speak. All we do in life is chase dreams, we set a goal, some people reach this goal, and then what? Set another goal. Reach that one. I suppose that’s good right? But what does it prove? If there is nothing to achieve, we make something to achieve.
I don’t find the point in compromising what I want to be for anyone. It’s my life. People say in 50 years I’ll regret getting tattoos and my ear lobes will look ridiculous from stretching a hole in each, but why would I? Ladies in nursing homes grow beards, no people care? No! Even if they did, does it matter? No! Everyone gets so wrapped up in worrying what people think about them that they limit themselves so much, it makes me sad. I’ll look exactly like you will once you’re old, I’ll just be more interesting. I live for the moment; I do what I do, because I like what I do.