The pandemic has lasted for almost two years since the first case was detected. Till now, we don’t know the exact source that caused the pandemic to happen although many conspiracy theories have been developed. But the fact is that the speedy changes in life are making our ecosystems too vulnerable. Even when the response of humans is to hide in their own shelters, and stay distant from other people, the pandemic is still there. It seems the pandemic will last longer than any other pandemics that have ever happened in modern human history. It’s time for us to look back and think.
We used to travel a lot from country to country, we used to go shopping a lot and preferred materialism, we like anything that is convenient to live in, we use so much plastic that cannot be disposed of easily. All such things could cause harm to our ecosystem. Our Earth has been in such an alarming situation that every place on earth is warming day by day and the pandemic and annual severe natural disasters seem like a clear warning from Mother of Nature. It’s a wake-up call to change our living habits and to keep our Earth rebalanced.
Did we ask ourselves what could happen after the Covid-19 pandemic and how much could we suffer? This writing would not address such questions in detail but while we are still living in the pandemic, let’s give ourselves time to ponder, and think of what we have done and could do to heal our Mother Nature. That could be the best for our future generations.
- “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
- “We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.” – Terri Swearingen
- “To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.” – Wendell Berry
- “What is the use of a house if you don’t have a decent planet to put it on?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
- “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” – Lily Tomlin
- “When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” – David Orr
- “Reducing our levels of consumption will not be a sacrifice but a bonus if we simply redefine the meaning of the word ‘success.” – David Wann
- “The tragedy of life is not death, rather, it is what we allow to die within us while we live.” – Norman Cousins
- “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
- “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
- “I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” – Robert Redford
- “Coming out of the trance of denial is painful. But crises offer us opportunities to rethink our lives. The best thing about despair is that it wakes us up. We can see the world more clearly and open to new possibilities…And we can find new joy in the ordinary.” – Mary Pipher
- “We are learning that the earth functions like an invisible organism. We are the various cells of one living being. Those who work to save the earth are its antibodies.” – Jeremy Rifkin
- “Action is the best antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez
- “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein