In this modern time, mankind searches almost obsessively for pleasure, materialistic goals and abundance. To obtain this we and our ancestors have exploited nature without any moral restraint to such an extent that nature has been rendered almost incapable of sustaining a healthy life.
The natural and precious resources like air, water and soil have been polluted intensively with severely disastrous consequences. Mankind is now searching for ways and means to stop or reduce the global pollution problem as our own health is threatened too by the pollution. Many people and governments fortunately feels that it is irresponsible and morally wrong to give a polluted planet to the future generations. If mankind is able to act with a sense of responsibility to the natural world, to his fellow human beings and to unborn future generations, we have to find an appropriate environmental ethic today to prevent further aggravation of the present pollution problem. The main reason is that mankind and nature are related to each other. The relationship won’t last if one of them is incapable to sustain a healthy life for both.
Mankind has to depend on nature for his food, medicine, shelter, clothing and other necessities to be able to survive. To benefit from nature without disastrous exploitation we have to understand nature so that we can use the natural resources, live harmoniously with nature and with our fellow human beings. By understanding the working of nature (seasonal rainfall patterns, methods of conserving water, various soil types and the conditions that are required for growth of various food crops, etc.) we can obtain better results from our agricultural efforts and balanced methods. This process of learning needs to be accompanied by a certain level of moral restraint. Only this combination leads to the possibility to enjoy the benefits of natural resources for a long time. We must learn to satisfy our needs and not feed our greed and ‘modern’ obsessions. Unfortunately the resources of our planet aren’t infinite although our current greed and obsessions know neither limits nor saturation. It’s time to wake up for all of us and to support the beautiful relation and connection between mankind and nature and between human beings.
In this article you see some photos that perfectly illustrate the relationship between man and nature.