Saturday, June 27, 2009
The big picture
Do you own a home? Do you aspire to own a home? Why?
A few answers that might include yours are: primarily a sense of security, something to protect you from the elements, something unmoving and permanent. Or maybe as a long term investment. Perhaps something to leave for your kids. That would obviously mean that the thought process would lead to having it "last" for a long time.
We care for that home, we maintain it, repair it. We would be extremely distressed if, either the elements or someone else, damages or destroys it. We therefore take great pains to protect and secure it.
Taking this point on another path, those who rent apartments, perhaps with room/house mates, find it extremely distressing if that person does not keep the house neat and clean.
In both these cases, great care is taken to use resources carefully, especially those that we have to pay for.
Step back and take a look at the bigger picture...The earth is our home too!!!