Disrespecting Nature

We humans have performed many abominations and egregious violations against the natural world and against the Laws of Nature. We have spoiled the waters, deforested the Amazon, and contaminated the air. It is sometimes exasperating and irritating to me that so many human technological advances are defiling and outpacing the natural world. In the process we have blatantly disregarded the homeostatic balancing forces of the natural world. The question for me became, “If I destroy elements of Nature, am I not really only harming myself?” Ralph Waldo Emerson spoke about living with Nature when he wrote, “humanity has a lot to learn from nature (from which we come) because nature maintains its balance through tolerance of diversity and acceptance of the fact that species need one another.” (In the Emerson ed. 2002)

disrecting nature