If this is a place to catalog my thought then I just want to say this: it overwhelms me that I feel like I cannot save the earth. That for one good thing I’m doing, there’s a million ignorant or uneducated people doing the exact opposite. I fear that my life would just be a whole series of Newton’s third law of motion which says that “for every action, there is an equal (and opposite) reaction”. It is a crippling thought and I find myself bringing it with me to every aspect of my life. While some of it may be good and keeping me from sinning but sometimes, like I’ve mentioned earlier, it is so bad and I have moments where I cry because I see the destruction of this planet and I am helpless to do anything about it.
I’m not in love with nature. Well not all of it at least. I hate frogs. I hate butterflies. They irk me but they’re part of the ecosystem and the ecosystem is a beautiful thing. I’m quite selective in my love. I love trees. I love plants. I hate insects. You get the gist of it. I wouldn’t hesitate to kill a mosquito but I don’t go and wipe them out of the face of the earth either because I know it would disrupt the ecosystem. Coming back to my point, it frustrates me that the rate of destruction is at a million kilometres or miles per second but the efforts to nurture our planet back to somewhat good health is just crawling along.
We can all play our part. I don’t understand why we don’t. There is power in numbers. There is power in unity. I don’t understand why we still litter. Why do you throw your rubbish around? – It makes me want to pick up your trash and throw it into your house. See how you would feel living in all this filth. You complain about it feeling so hot yet we cut down so many trees it becomes uncountable. It’s not difficult to use less plastic, to recycle, to turn off electricity when we don’t need it and so on and so forth. I’m not asking you to fly out to replant trees or give your life savings to save the earth. Little actions do matter and they make a difference when we’re doing it together.
So would you come alongside me regardless of where we are on the face of this planet and do our part? We can achieve so much more together than we can ever hope or dream of.