All too often we get caught up in our struggles of being human that we forget we're just one of several million (estimates vary) species in a vast picture of creation.
We very well have the ability to understand its complexity and beauty more deeply than any other species, so why have we evolved to contribute so outrageously to its demise?
If you think you're a lucky bystander in a world of drought, famine, flooding, hurricanes, deforestation, wastefulness, biodiversity loss, melting sea ice, smog blankets, climate change... consider the tragedy of the commons. Our resources are shared; acting in our own self-interest, spoiling our environment and what it provides is contrary to the common good of Earth's 7+ billion people and incomprehendible network of ecosystems. No one is exempt from mother nature's system, so awareness and action are the only thing that matter going forward.
Also consider that the dramatic effects of climate change are more often felt somewhere else (until people nearby are hit by a chaotic extreme event), particularly by the impoverished, making us numb to its real impacts of destroying livelihoods and displacing people worldwide who are ill-equipped to deal with it.
Love your neighbour, and collectively love the infinite playground and home on which you exist.
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