You are not just a consumer

Many people believe that personal acts in private life are what matters. They are good things, but not the key thing. It’s great to bicycle rather than drive, eat plants instead of animals, and put solar panels on your roof, but such gestures can also offer a false sense that you’re not part of the problem. You are not just a consumer. You are a citizen of this Earth and your responsibility is not private but public, not individual but social.
Source: http://www.salon.com/2014/12/27/rebecca_so...