Monday, April 12

We are sorry – A letter to the future generation

I write this to the generations to come.

I would like to speak for the rest of us when I apologize.

We are Sorry. We left you with our mess on this once beautiful planet.

Sorry that we were too caught up in our own doings and never took note of all the things that were going around us.

Sorry. We listen to people who made excuses and chose to do nothing.

I hope you will forgive us. We just didn’t realize how special the Earth was like a marriage gone wrong. We didn’t know what we had until it was gone.

For example, I’m guessing you probably know it as the Amazon desert, right?

Well believe it or not. It was once called the Amazon rainforest and there were billions of trees. Trees made the Amazon beautiful and oh you don’t know much about trees.

Do you?

Well, let me tell you the trees are amazing. I mean, we literally breathe the air they create, they soak up carbon from the air, they store and purify water. Trees also give us medicine that cures all diseases, food that feeds us which is why I’m so sorry to tell you that we burn them down, cut them down with brutal machines at a horrific rate of 40 football fields every minute. That’s 50% of all the trees in the world gone in the last hundred years. Just for the greed of earning money!

You know when I was a child, I read how the Native Americans had such consideration for the planet that they felt responsible for. How they left the land for the next seven generations, which brings me great sorrow because most of us today don’t even care about tomorrow.

So, I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that we put profit above people, greed above need, the rule of gold above the golden rule, I’m sorry. We used nature as a credit card with no spending limit, over drafting animals to extinction, stealing your chance to witness their uniqueness, or become friends with them.

Sorry. We poison the ocean so much that you can’t even swim in them now. Everywhere you look, there is plastic floating around, some dead fish, and a smell of death.

But most of all, I’m sorry about our mindset because we had the nerve to call this destruction progress. In the quest to become rich we forgot the true essence of existence that is co-existence.

So, I’m sorry for future generations.

I’m sorry that our footprint became a sinkhole and not a garden. I’m sorry that we paid so much attention to ISIS and very little to how fast that ice is melting in the Arctic.

I’m sorry, we doomed you and I’m sorry, we couldn’t find another planet in time to move to.

We are the roof. We are the foundation of this generation.

It is up to us to take care of this planet. It is our only home.

I must take this opportunity to globally warm our hearts and change the climate of our souls and realize that we are not apart from nature. We are a part of Nature and to betray nature is to betray us. To save nature is to save us because whatever you’re fighting for racism or poverty feminism, gay rights, or any type of equality.

It won’t matter in the least because if we don’t all work together to save the environment, we will equally go extinct.

If we have to overcome this nightmare called environmental degradation, we all have to come close and do something in our lifetime, or else the future generations will look back and think that we pushed them into such a turmoil.

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