Why Ask Why?
Monday, September 21, 2009 | Author: eventer79
Why don't people care about resources, like water, that are so clearly linked to survival?

Why are they convinced that it will just magically keep appearing when they need it?

Why does everyone know that actions have consequences yet remain convinced that there are no meaningful consequences for THEIR actions?

Why is a basic compassion for living things lacking everywhere, even among my co-workers in the conservation field?

Why is it ok to forever decimate a natural area with no real demonstrated benefit, but if we want to PRESERVE said area, we must prove concrete benefits?

Why can each person only think of their own benefit and not the costs to other people or other lives?

Why are people incapable of thinking in the long term?

Why, as a species, is humanity totally incapable of altruism?

Why are contributions to resource consumption celebrated but choices conserving resources derided?

Why is no value given to anything outside of self?

Why are atrocities permitted "as long as I can't see them?"

Why do we allow our own breath, our future to be ripped away, trampled down, paved over for a short term gain that does not even benefit us? We even applaud while it is happening.

Why are people proud of themselves for being short-sighted and narrow-minded?

Answers welcome...
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2 comments:

On September 22, 2009 at 11:48 AM , lifeshighway said...

Because for every 1000 selfish souls there is a care taker and care giver. It is a very hard job but it's the reason you are here.

 
On September 22, 2009 at 5:34 PM , eventer79 said...

I'd like it to be the other way around please.