Okay, so not hard, but did you get the point? That where there are few or no people, there’s far more nature? Because this is something we all need to understand. Less of us = more nature = a balanced eco-system and sustainable future. Urbanisations = extinction (and not just of all the other species). Let’s be honest, no-one really wants to live in places like this (London, currently the most polluted city on earth), especially when it going to dramatically shorten our lifespan and be the prime cause of the end of the world. (The other photo is my favourite place on the planet – Vancouver Island BC.)
Here’s another pair, this time as quotes. I came across the first while searching information for our cat rescue project in Almonaster la Real (Facebook page: ANIMALES PROTEGIDOS EN ALMONASTER LA REAL – english). The second is exactly the same but with the noun changed. How come the first one is okay, the second unacceptable?
“Everyone with a pet cat can help too, by making sure their pets are neutered so they don’t add further kittens to a world already overflowing with unwanted pets.”
“Everyone with a child can help too, by making sure their children are neutered so they don’t add further children to a world already overflowing with unwanted children.”
It’s all a matter of perspective. We have been indoctrinated to believe the world exists for us, to do with as we wish, and that there is a natural hierarchy with us at the top. This is a lie, our sole role is to feed other species, nothing else. If we don’t realise this soon (Emperor’s New Clothes) we will cease to exist.