27 February 2011

A Passionate Plea

Posted by Biophile under: Community News .

Will there even be a seventh generation from now? We apparently don’t have the capability anymore to be mindful of the seventh generation, but how about starting with the next generation? This most passionate and inspirational plea from a 13 year old girl from Vancouver has apparently been circulating for a while now, but like all great speeches, it has a timeless quality to it, and continues to be relevant. What effect would this video have if it became part of the curriculum at political science universities?

She raises so many good points, but mostly I feel that the depth of her meaning is to remind us to see the forest for the trees. I think that the major shortcoming of the vast majority of environmental discussions, and scientific discussions for that matter, is that they get so lost in the minutiae that they easily forget to place the thoughts in the greater holistic context, and to take the time to find the greater meaning beyond the argument.

My favorite quote of hers ~ “If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it.”


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The historical mission of the present is to introduce a more integral period of earth development, a period when a mutually enhancing human-earth relationship might be established – if indeed the human is to prove itself to be a viable species on a viable planet. That the human is nonviable in its present mode of patriarchal functioning seems to be quite clear. ~ Thomas Berry

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