What Would You Do if There Were No Airplanes?

Why airplanes might be the worst invention ever

Dr Emmanuel Ogamdi

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A leafless and dry tree standing in a parched and try land, surrounded by similar dying trees.
Photo by Peter Burdon on Unsplash

Recently, I listened to Lisa speak about how she had to travel from Malta where she works to Spain for a very important exam. There were no direct flights between her chosen airports on the day she wanted to travel and because she couldn’t take extra days off from work, she had to make several connecting flights. It took her 5 flights to get from her city in Malta to her city in Spain and back in time for work.

After listening to her story and pondering a bit on it, I asked her „what would you do if there were no airplanes”?

I asked this question partly as a joke, but partly to hear how meticulously she had planned her trip before travelling. You see, I’ve known Lisa for a while, and she is very vocal about climate change. If there is anybody who would think of the climate and environmental impact of their actions, it is Lisa.

But it turned out that I was wrong. Lisa had not thought about the impact that boarding 5 huge aircraft to go between two cities would have on the environment. She had known about her travel for months in advance, but she didn’t bother to come up with the most environmentally efficient to travel. This is because just like all of us, she is a victim of something I want to call the “I can…

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Dr Emmanuel Ogamdi

A Dr. & clinical psychologist who will teach you how to improve your mental health. Subscribe to my free newsletter here https://purplemessenger.substack.com/