Gentle World

Kind heart, gentle heart:
Rescue the drowning insect; carry the snail on the pavement to safety; return the helpless worm, writhing on concrete, to the sanctuary of Mother Earth.
Render help and kindness, wherever it is needed, to all life, great or small. Suffering has no boundaries, neither should compassion.

well said Alex!

Parasparopagraho Jivanam (it’s an ancient philosophy), and that’s a mouthful.

The OP is very apt. We need to hold ourselves accountable for the impact our actions have on the environment. This attitude should be encouraged at homes and primary schools. Kids are never too young to be introduced to conscientious, sustainable living. Thankfully, some environmental science textbooks recognize this. Classrooms are discussing environmental issues more openly and fruitfully. But, the workforce remains apathetic, what with the pressure to do well at all costs. This pressure forces them to make decadent choices. Hopefully, the newer generation can transcend this trend. Conservation cannot be mere rhetoric.