December 14, 2010

Learn to Share the Earth

The Tricycle Book Club is discussing Lin Jensen's Deep Down Things: The Earth in Celebration and Dismay! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here.

From Deep Down Things:


It’s imperative that we learn to share the earth. The reluctance to share what we have with “outsiders” is an attitude that worsens the ecological crisis we find ourselves in now. It often manifests as an anxious concern regarding available resources, a worry that breeds competition between us, and erodes sympathetic concern for earth itself and distracts us from recognizing the cooperative nature of the ecosystem, a cooperation that sustains all earthly life. It’s an irony of the behavior of those who hoard and covet, that it’s inherent in the very nature of things that we best help ourselves by helping others."

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Image: "Crater Lake, Oregon" from the Flickr photostream of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

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