Man: A video About Our Relationship With the Natural World.

“We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.”
William Ralph Inge

“Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world.”  
Jonathon Porritt

“What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying.”  
Thich Nhat Hanh

The following film is spot on in its depiction of our treatment of the planet and the other species with whom we share this world.

Man

Published on Dec 21, 2012

“Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world.”

Please note this comment after the video which you can view if you watch it on You Tube

“Teacher made us watch this then she asked us who the dude represented. Almost all of my classmates said Satan.”

While many more people are aware of what is happening to our world and the creatures with whom we share it the destruction and exploitation continues relentlessly. At times we can feel so helpless against the onslaught. Human beings it seems are caught up in a complex web of self-destruction from which it is not easy to extricate ourselves. Most of us wish to live in a world were no animal is harmed, including of course members of our own species, and were the environment is not laid waste and where there will be a habitable home for future generations.

Please share the video particularly with someone who is either not aware of the nightmare of destruction and exploitation which continues relentlessly, though I cannot imagine how anyone can remain oblivious, or someone who appears indifferent.

More quotations

“Today’s massive loss of species and habitat will be slowed only when the human community understands that nature is not an inferior to be exploited or an enemy to be destroyed but an ally requiring respect and replenishment.  We are part of the web of life.  Many strands already have broken.  We must act quickly to repair what we can.  Our lives and livelihood depend on it. “
United Nations Environment Programme

“Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate.”  
Eugene Odum

“The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. “
Sioux Indian Proverb

Most of the quotations on this page were sourced from the following website:
http://www.globalstewards.org/nature-animal-quotes.htm

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2 thoughts on “Man: A video About Our Relationship With the Natural World.

  1. It’s a brilliant video. I posted it once and plan to post it again. Your quotes are so good and so apposite. “What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying.” I’m crying with it. You are so right about our feelings of helplessness. No wonder many don’t want to know, because to know means you want to act, but if there is little you can do… So sad what is happening to our beautiful planet and the beautiful creatures on it.

    • Thank you for sharing the video. You are right it is the feeling of helpless that makes people indifferent, it seems that what little we can do is not enough to stop the onslaught, which increasingly threatens, our very existence and that of the other species with whom we share this world . The whole situation is heartbreaking.

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