Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thought for the day

Submitted in a letter to National Geographic, published in the November 2007 issue:

"The suffering will not begin to end until we treat the living world with the humility necessary to bring all our knowledge of its subtlety and intricacy to bear on these problems."

-- Attributed to Rachel Carson, by letter-writer Marcia Phillips.

What do you think this means?


leslie said...

For me it means that if humans don't stop acting like knowitalls, and start humbly observing instead of trouncing the earth, we are in deep ka-ka...and not the compost-ey kind.

eastcoastdweller said...

And in this humble observation, therefore, lies the keys to ending human misery.