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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:07 PM

25. Nature has an amazing ability to adapt and survive and recover from damage.

But it takes time and the conditions for healing need to be maintained (or simply just allowed to be without interference). Humans need to respect that process if it is going to happen. Unfortunately, we keep doing the things that are destroying ecosystems so we aren't giving the healing process a chance to work.

The bottom line is this - either we live our lives in harmony with the natural laws or we suffer the natural consequences of not doing so. Because we poison the waterways, the air and land, we are making monumental mistakes that have only one imminent outcome - our own demise.

What if instead of focusing all our economic activity on "growth" ( a euphemism for "make more stuff to sell" ) , what if we shifted our focus to mostly cleanup activities with the purpose of restoring ecosystems. I don't see any other way but I also don't see enough people actually caring either, not in this day and age. Most people, including myself on some issues, the mantra is out of sight, out of mind. Regardless, we need to act and it needs to be in accordance with how nature does things or it will fail, guaranteed.

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