Anthropocentric views have made humans believe that we are separate beings that own and run the world. The truth is that we are not independent beings. We are interconnected beings. We – stands for Nature and humans, and Nature – stands for every tree, rock and creature. In this interconnectedness, what we do to Nature, we do it to ourselves.
Western societies have drifted away from the understanding that we are Nature and depend on it, placing Nature as an obstacle and vanishing it from our daily routine. Because of this, we became disconnected from Nature and the understanding of its ecological systems. We no longer appreciate the seasons, the fruits or the honeyguide birds guiding us to honey hives.
The delusion that unlimited economic growth is possible has led to the extinction of 1% of the known species every year. Human-wildlife conflicts and the destruction of habitats that we depend on for water and food also impact our intellectual, cognitive, emotional, social and physical development.
If man could come to love this land as their ancestors did, all the problems of the world will fall away like autumn leaves in the wind. Native American proverb
We are Nature, and therefore we have no greater right to be here than any other wild animal. Coexistence is needed, and we humans have the responsibility to live without harming Nature. Only a change of perception is needed.