|[GMW #2808] Turning Point Words
Changing People In Favor Of Earth & Nature
Tuesday 17 September 2013, Editor: EasyIdea Dream -Robert Muller's Ideas 3001 to 3500
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~ Idea 3203 ~
We have plenty of current words for changing the Earth and nature in our favor: e.g. economic growth, development, construction, production, income, profit, gain, valuation, capital, etc. and also names for the professionals who do it: economists, businessmen, developers, bankers, architects, constructors, etc.
But seeing a dozen yellow bulldozers at rest during a Saturday and Sunday across from my wife's house in Santa Barbara, destroying during the remainder of the week a whole hill to build mansions, I wondered what the word bulldozer and bulldoze means and I read in the Webster Dictionary: bulldoze, to bully, to move, clear or level off by pushing with a bulldozer; to force insensitively or ruthlessly; bulldozer, a tractor driven machine having a broad, blunt, horizontal blade or ram for clearing land, road building and comparable activities.
The Earth spoke to me at that point:
"Dear Robert, the words "to force insensitively or ruthlessly" are correct. Their operators never think of what they do to me, that by "clearing" land and roads and many other "building activities" they progressively, inexorably destroy me. Will they ever stop in your economic system? I don't believe they can. You better review all these words which illustrate values and ideals which are becoming wronger and wronger in your over-producing, over-consuming and over-populating world. The situation has fundamentally changed. There is now a turning point in the evolution of this planet in which I am progressively being destroyed and together with me most other species, living beings, vegetation and humans too."
Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume II Chapter 11 Of Gratitude
At least once in a while, if not often we should thank every organ of our body, our heart, our brain, our lungs, the trillions of little cells who faithfully, day and night, give us such wonderful service. They need, they are thirsty of some encouragement to function well and not to fall sick or give up. Gratitude might be a very important factor of good health. Why not try it. It is so simple.*
UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women, IndigenousPeople
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
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