I remember many years ago when I was very young, I dropped an ice-cream wrapper to the ground. This girl who was a friend of mine said:
– What are you doing? Do you not realise what you are doing?
Even though I was very young at the time I thought: Yes, what happens to all the rubbish thrown? Since that day I became more focused on my responsibility, to clean up after me. So many people just cast their waste material wherever, expecting someone else to clean it up. The seas and oceans of the world has become a dumping ground for refuge of any form. When we leave our rubbish behind it also creates harm and injury to animal life. What about them? When we abandon nature we abandon them. Surely that is not so difficult to understand??
The people who do this are oblivious, not just to nature, but to humans. When are we going to learn? Nature is a wonderful thing. Creatures, great or small, are a miracle of creation. Why can we not treat nature with respect and take care of it, it gives us so much. It is a gift to us.
I have driven all over Sweden and again and again you see rubbish in the ditches. If you walk around in the forest you can even se rubbish dumped there. What is wrong with human nature? We just take and take, but do not think about giving back to something that gives us joy, beauty – and LIFE. You did not see this when I was a child, refuge spread over beaches and such. The development goes forward in the pursuit of money, things just seems to worsen. It makes me sad and gives me a feeling of despair.
I live in a lovely village, I have a beautiful garden. I see this place as a friend that gives us a lovely place to be… Anything that gives of itself should be treated with respect and kindness. What heritage do we leave for the children of the future? Yes, we can educate them, but what we are today and what we do today will inevitably create the future. I can feel sad when I see things destroyed, but one thing I can do is to commit myself to what I can do.
This is how I am feeling today, I have my moments of sadness when I see how destructive we are. We destroy the very thing that keeps us alive.