The World

The way we see the world
shapes the way we treat it. If a
mountain is a deity, not a pile
of ore; if a river is one of the
veins of the land, not a potential
irrigation water; if a forest is a
sacred grove, not timber; if
other species are biological
kin, not resources; or if the
planet is our mother, not an
opportunity – then we will
treat each other with greater
respect.Thus is the challenge,
to look at the world from a
different perspective.
~ David Suzuki