What does the earth ask of us?

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Looking back thousands of years the human species was one of the most delicate of all. We have no claws, no venom, no fur and no scales. We were inferior to other animals, and to the weather. We, however, worked with nature, or, we worked as a part of nature. We used caves as shelter to protect us from harsh weather, and the cold nights, and used sticks and stone as our claws, to dig, to cut, to protect, and to build. We used the elements as our allies. We were working as one with nature to survive and to thrive. This is how we evolved to become strong. We were simply a new step to the cycle of nature. Before the plants grew with the minerals of earth, the sun, and the water, and we grew as well nourished by the plant. We, in turn, nourished with our broken down waste, and when we passed on we became one with the earth, giving back the strength the plants loaned us. As we want, we continue to to take the resources our friend the earth has created. Taking more and more we build empty houses, overfill our plates and waste, and create our toys. We dig and destroy more and more to find more resources. Our greed is digging our own graves with the chemicals, and over taking of these resources. When we once held shelter under the arms of trees, along with other animals, and species of plants, we know cut them down for the selfish needs of humanity. How can we be so blind and let our companion and allies wither in despondency? What the earth asks of us is to live once again as equals to the earth, to trees, to air, to animals, and as one with nature. We can not truly accomplish success unless we meet it with all of who we are, and all of who we are is all of nature. We are one. We must stop viewing ourselves as dominant and superior when we could truly have gone nowhere without the help of other species. Our very existence is dependent on the trees, and the plants, and the earth and other animals, so how come we see ourselves as rulers, when all the other species could live just as happy, or happier without us, but we need them all to survive. So our job is to, again, work with what we have come to underappreciate, and accept the natural circle of life that we are not above, but a part of.

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