Saturday, February 25, 2006

Kyosei, for a greener planet

Kyosei is a Japanese philosophy that means living and working together for the common good. The key to a green and happy future lies in kyosei between people and nature. We have no choice. There is just one Earth. We have to share it with the elements, the trees, plants, animals and other people – each needs the others to survive. It is time each of us realizes this interdependence, acknowledging our responsibility, minding our actions and doing our best to save the planet. The solution to a greener future lies not wholly in the work of the Government and Research Centres, but in individual awareness, effort and love for nature.

As Chief Seattle said, “The Earth does not belong to Man. Man belongs to the Earth… Man does not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.” - Words of truth that must resonate in our psyche, all life long. Then we can shoo away the prophecies of doom.

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