About Nature Loving
I am a true nature lover. And it is the easiest thing to be. So, what do I do for the sake of Nature? Well… I do nothing.
I simply love nature.
I enjoy it, I watch it, but this is the extent of it.
I do not bring bread and give it to seagulls, or feed the hummingbirds (read William Jonson’s last blog)… I do nothing.
I commend myself for not interfering with nature. I do not “help”, or change it, or adjust it. I am not trying to make it more human... which is actually the stupid thing to do, anyway.
My black cat Timophey is not part of nature, it is part of my family and I am responsible for him as for any other member of the family.
So many people have more active position about nature. They are active participants when it comes to dealing with nature. And, usually, there is a noble idea behind. Help some creatures, feed some creatures, etc.
Of course, I am talking about nature and people on a personal level. I am not talking about farming and how it affects nature, and other activities of people that harm/affect nature.
But do you know that love can hurt Nature? After all, it is not the need of Nature, where there is a void and we are filling it. We are doing it to pat ourselves on the back. We feel good about our acts of kindness. I remember one very active (in the past) AR member, who was getting mellow holding and patting a frog…
Interfering with nature on a personal level ranges from stupid to dangerous. Yes, I am afraid the frogs do not get hyped when we pat them… but they would not eat us. Feed alligators, and they start associating people with food, and that can cost life… but in any way, interference with nature is unnatural act.
I understand that we take wounded manatees and treat them, but they are wounded by our boats, and this is sad part, where human activity interferes with nature because many of our not only the indulgencies, but also necessities cause harm to nature. This is a concern...
But on a deeply personal level loving Nature is taking it the way it is and not interfering even with the best intentions…
If you really love nature, simply watch in awe…
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