We humans tend to think of ourselves as being pretty awesome. Smart, compassionate and endlessly creative. But compared with Nature, the reality is, we are more like cocky teenagers than the sages we consider ourselves to be. As individuals we don’t live long enough to experience a truly expanded perspective on the world nor witness the long term consequences of our own actions. Therefore, we never get a chance to really learn from the shortsightedness which becomes our mistakes. And with the youthful conceit of teenagers, when we see the horrors that previous generations have wrought, we think we would never do anything so stupid or terrible.
The fact is, we are very small. We are small and we are temporary. Unconsciousness and the need for immediate gratification can cause a great deal of long term damage.
Tread lightly on the earth, and in each others lives.
You have more impact than you realize.