The way we see the world

The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. 

If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; 

if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; 

if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; 

if other species are biological kin, not resources; or

if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity – 

then we will treat each other with greater respect. 

Thus is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.

~ David Suzuki

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