As a child in grammar school, I thought extinction was something
that applied only in pre-historic times, and only to dinosaurs and a "mythical" bird, not known for its quick wit and intellect (nor its survival skills apparently), called the “Do-Do Bird.” It didn’t seem possible to my fragile young mind that in this modern day and age, with all the knowledge we humans possess and our seemingly endless supply of land and resources, that extinction would ever be a relevant concern in "real life." Having retained some of that idealism from my childhood, I still have trouble swallowing the bitter pill that reality shoves down my throat. Mostly because I know it doesn't have to be this way…
But before change can occur, we must first take our heads out of the sand and accept the error of our ways.
The accompanying article depicts but one example of the sad but true reality of the ongoing destruction of our planet and the tragic extinction of its life forms, a direct result of years of human greed, ignorance and apathy. Like irresponsible children that break their toys given to them as gifts, having not yet developed understanding of concepts like worth, value, depreciation and impermanence, so do we destroy the precious gifts bestowed upon us; the only difference is that we, as adults, should know better. We are entrusted with the responsibility to show our children how to survive, thrive, conserve (precious resources) and preserve life on this planet, with intention of creating an abundant, secure future for planet Earth, humanity and all terrestrial life.
Is our current path of destruction what we want to pass on to our children? Is it what YOU want to pass on to YOUR children? Time to start caring, sharing and daring to make a difference! Unfortunately, it may soon be too late for the dwindling population of certain species as well as for some of the Earth's rapidly depleting resources, but – time is of the essence!
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
"YES WE CAN!"
Love and Light,
Please Read: Associated Article that inspired my editorial: