What is the philosophy of Life. What is our living on Earth supposed to principally be about?
Some people say that We should just Live. Yet others say we have a duty to protect each other and the other forms of life. And our religious folks say we should live for God and for a future paradise.
Well, seeing as there’s no manual of operation we know of that accompanied Man as he appeared on Earth for the first time, we may never find an ultimate answer to this question.
However, the knowledge of the Web of Life would help us to live as close to Properly as possible. Here’s a quotation I came across some years ago; from [Friends of the Earth and Amory Lovins; the United Nations Stockholm Conference, Only One Earth]
“Life devours itself: everything that eats is itself eaten; everything that can be eaten is eaten; every chemical that is made by life can be broken down by life; all the sunlight that can be used is used.. The Web of life has so many threads that a few can be broken without making it all unravel, and if this were not so, life couldn’t have survived the normal accidents of weather and time, but still the snapping if each thread makes the whole Web shudder, and weakens it.. you can never do just one thing: the effects of what you do in the world will always spread out like ripples in a pond.”
And here’s what Chief Seattle said in 1854;
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web; we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Now, here’s what we should always remember: the effects of what you do in the world will always spread out like ripples in a pond.
Therefore, let us all unleash the Good in us, and affect the Web of Life positively.