Nature in Danger
When we look around us and see the trees or flowers, we never think about the time that it takes for these species to grow. Similarly, we never think about the adverse effects of cutting down trees. What surrounds us is so beautiful and deserves to be acknowledged by us. The harsh truth is that we are selfish because we fail to recognize and value the beauty around us.
We say, “Save the world” but I say, “Acknowledge the world” because with acknowledgment comes the realization of having a responsibility to protect the world around us.
A mother instinctively protects her children because she loves them, and similarly, we will protect our planet when we start loving and acknowledging it.
The trees around us that supply us with oxygen, which is vital for our existence, are the elements of freshness in this very polluted world. The sea that we pollute with oil spills and waste is home to millions of species. The animals that are now on the verge of extinction are part of our food chain. The air that we breathe is now polluted to the extent that we find it difficult to travel around, yet we don’t seem to take any action for it.
A lot of people believe in bringing about change, yet no one wants to change themselves, and if we don’t change ourselves, how will things around us change? So let’s start with changing ourselves, trying to do better for ourselves that in turn creates betterment for our planet with the belief that the smallest steps often create the biggest differences.
I would like to end with a quote that had an impact on me and inspired me to talk about this topic: “We never noticed the beauty of nature because we were too busy trying to re-create it.”