You must know by now I have this thing for the environment and all things green. Well here’s a new point of view on saving the planet. It’s borrowed mind you from Paulo Coelho’s “The Winner Stands Alone”. Crudely summarised it says that man in his quest to SAVE THE PLANET is being arrogant and perhaps a bit afraid that he/she is not in control.
Species have come and gone – witness the dinosaur – but the planet continues. So perhaps we would be more honest if we said we were trying to save ourselves or at least mitigate the impacts on our environment which threaten life as we know it. And much of life as we know it, according to Coelho’s character, is superficial. Coelho’s character goes on to caution us with these words, “We’ve all heard about an illness in Central Africa called sleeping sickness. What we should also know is that a similar disease exists that attacks the soul. It’s very dangerous, because the early stages often go unnoticed. At the first sign of indifference or lack of enthusiasm, take note! The only preventive against this disease is the realisation that the soul suffers, suffers greatly, when we force it to live superficially. The soul loves all things beautiful and deep.”