Tuesday, August 20, 2013
It's so funny to me how we have such love and respect for the land we live on and NONE for the people who live ON the land.. On my way home from work yesterday, I noticed a tree growing in the middle of the street... The folks who made the roadway, had enough RESPECT for the tree, that they didn't want to remove it to create the road, so they went around it.. Folks have made houses to live in with trees growing through the middle of them just to not DISTURB the life of the tree.
Now what gets me about this whole thing is.. Folks have NO quams of CUTTING DOWN the feelings of a person, but will save a TREE! The lack of respect that humans have for one another is appalling but the life of an animal or even vegetation which has no thoughts, feelings, heart or emotions has gained enough respect from folks to remain tall and firm... While we constantly CUT DOWN peoples thoughts, feelings, ideas, and the self esteem of everyone we come in contact with... It's appalling..
Now someone will inevitably say that, "... the tree is a living organism and will live for hundreds of years so it should remain where it grows.." This arguement may be true, but the fact that MOST humans do not live to be in their 80's should be enough reason to make everyone's life around you WORTH LIVING! We have a short time on this Earth, shouldn't that time be spent WELL?
Respect... I fight to gain as much as the tree that grew in the street has apparently earned...