Months into the World Pandemic and we need to stand back and ask ourselves why we have it and what we can do to protect ourselves, if we are to have a future. Our thoughts must go out to those who are fighting the virus, for the loss of life.
The human condition is inevitably flawed, the pandemic shows just how much it is flawed. We’re getting this wrong. We’re not looking after ourselves in a way that helps us or the natural world, we’re not keeping ourselves safe. We’re too quick to think about what we want, more than giving back to the world, and our lifestyles are part of that.
We must think about our world, and open our thinking up to the natural world as we’re all occupy the same ecosystem. Think about what that really means for the wider world, and think about how we must change.
With less cars on the road, less public transport and no air travel, the air smells fresh, the skies are blue, the smog is clearing, the birds are singing, CO2 emissions are lowered, and as a result we will all live longer. Air travel is the biggest culprit. We must now start being proactive, more than we have ever been, we must change our lifestyles to protect ourselves and the natural world.
The truth is we’re running out of time and we have lost our liberty. The natural world is succumbing to fatalities, to the point of extinction, through how we live our lives. We’re literally shutting the world down and with it we’re succumbing to illness ourselves, we’re dying prematurely.
“Ten million species live on Planet Earth, each one is incredible yet none can live by itself.”- Chris Packham. We must do more. We must become more selfless and less selfish, bluntly put, before there is no world.