I’m not a tree hugger exactly. I believe in preserving nature, planting trees to replace the ones cut, and so forth. However, I also believe in limits and boundaries. For those this may offend, I am sorry, but I do not believe the life of an animal is any more important that of its human counterpart, but with that said I also do not feel that humans are more important than that of its animal counterpart. So, were do we draw the lines? Where do we set the boundaries?
Animals need and should have their rights and needs protected. Humans also need their rights and needs protected. So, what do we do when out needs and rights don’t coincide very well? Such hard choices that it really makes me overjoyed that I am not the politician or beurocrat that has to makes these crazed detailed decisions. They are dammed if they do nothing and dammed if they do anything at all, because no one will be completely happy with the choices that are made for either side, because they feel one sides rights are being infringed upon.
We should probably think of the earth like a giant huge living organism…even though a lot of us don’t seem to see that. The water and such running in and through her. Let’s not forget the channels of fiery hot molten rock and metals that flow beneath the earths crust and out major plus minor volcanic veins and arteries. She breaths for us, with the trees and animals that create the air for one another. Some people think we don’t need the rain forest, but it creates a major majority of our air supply, yet we keep chopping it down. Also most of our worlds medications come from there. Just like any life form, well maybe not any, but most that I have heard of or can think of, the earth has its symbiants and its parasites. A parasite uses the host for its own personal needs and gains, sometimes eventually killing the host. A symbiant is much like a parasite useing the host for its needs and gains, but it lives in a coexistant relationship that actually benefits both it and the host without hurting the host or itself. Some humans live in harmony with our host (the earth) and some of us are using up the resources and killing our host as quickly as we can. A lot of us say we want to do something that will help the planet and environment, but never take action. Instead we leave that up to the other guy/gal. Others don’t care and figure our kids or our kid’s kids will figure something out if they need to. The problem is, we need to do something now, stop complaining about how unfair it is, start treating our planet better, and take some responsiblity and action. This is so easy to say and even easier to shrug off and say I think I’m doing a pretty good job. Are you really though? Are you helping the environment enough that you yourself are making an impact? Are you a symbiant or a parasite???
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