I remember being in elementary school and doing some sort of report on Jane Goodall. I don’t think I knew very much about her before, but by the time I was done with the report I thought she was the greatest/coolest/most interesting person ever.
Fast forward to today and I still think she’s pretty darn awesome. In fact I think anyone who has a heart and kindness towards all living things is 100% awesome.
Now, I am not some crazy hippie dippie lady, but I do think that all living things deserve to be here and to be treated with respect just as much as us humans do. I never really put much thought into this growing up, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized just how important this whole thing is. I often ask myself why it’s so hard for so many people to treat other living things with kindness. And I honestly haven’t been able to answer that question because I just don’t get it. I don’t understand how anyone could think their life is more important than any other life.
I won’t go off on some tangent, because I know I probably could 😉….but I think it’s something we can all think about and improve on. I hope to one day teach my children to be in awe of and respect nature. And I pray that there will still be nature for them to appreciate and explore.