Every now and then, we need to stop and reflect upon our role on this Planet, as important as to assume our direct responsibility on its health and well being.
Those little quotidian acts we excercise in our social sphere or local environment not only contribute to dignify our passage through life and our condition as human beings, but to educate through example, commitment and respect towards what is dear to us.
Yes, love and responsibility for our own acts continue to be values that define us more than anything else, way beyond ideologies, governments and religions of any kind.
The moment we understand this, we start seeing that the Planet is yours, it's ours, it belongs to each and everyone of us. Never so appropriate the phrase "Think global, act local" when it comes to define our obligations as citizens of the world.
Regarding Planet issues, it's important to remember the words of Edward Osborne Wilson, twice awarded with the Pulizer Prize - 1979 and 1991. In 2003, he was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto.
Not too long ago, he declared...
"The worst thing that can happen during the 1980s is not energy depletion, economic collapses, limited nuclear war, or conquest by a totalitarian government.
As terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired within a few generations.
The one process ongoing in the 1980s that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats.
This is the folly that our descendants are least likely to forgive us for."
To add a visual dimension to this reality that affect and concern us all, we'd like to share a video with you. The name is Planet Earth Is You, by Carlos Chavira.
Warning: This video may contain strong images not apt to all ages.
You can also listen to the Portuguese version: O Planeta Terra ť VocÍ - Carlos Chavira.
Humans...what an incredible word. We are considered the most intelligent specie on the Planet, however, we are the worst.
What we do in this world.?..Who brought us here?...What's our mission in this world?
Maybe we'll never understand it, but it seems that our only mission is to continue with its destruction.
Have you ever considered that this planet does not belong to us? Either way, its care is in our hands. They were here way before us, we are nothing but their guests. We came and invade their territory and we are destroying their home. The've been tolerant, we've been forgiven countless times, but we keep ignoring their situation.
We've been their kidnappers, their killers, however, they accept us as their owners. We are the only specie that attacks, destroys, annihilates, contaminates and extinguish just for ambition, just to live better.