Food for thought

For the past few years our newspapers and news channels have been filled with articles and programs about exploiting nature.
Existence of human is a nothing but destruction to nature. As long as human race exists and expands destruction of nature still continues. There are no metals unless we dig earth; there are no granites unless we break mountains. Townships and new cities are built by cutting down trees. Worst of all is our ruthless usage of the elixir of life –water. We have built our existence by cruelly domesticating nature, changing the course of the river by constructing dams. Or it could be as simple as milking a cow and denying its calf to have the right. Our daily life spins around damaging nature. Time and again nature tries to threaten us by means of Tsunami or earthquakes. Technology has advanced in such a rapid phase that we tend to suppress the warning phenomenon exhibited by nature. But as time goes by, we forget to learn the lesson taught by nature. Nevertheless it has cost us dear. And all this for our growth! Our growth demands exploitation of nature. We live in an age where our country’s growth demands the quantity of iron ore exported, the amount of granites sold or the number of newly built townships. In order to withstand in the race of so called development, advancement call it whatever, we tend to neglect nature.
Is destruction of nature the only way to grow? Who defines “growth“? Can growth be only material? Can we shift the focus from material growth to a much stronger growth –the emotional growth – a growth that will make us more benevolent and kind, and less anxious? It is time to revisit our basics; at least our children can be benefited.


~ by priyaneelam on September 7, 2010.

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