Words. They're such powerful things. They always have been... Ever since mankind first walked the Earth. Even when language was not as developed as it is today words held power beyond the comprehention of even the wisest of wisemen/wisewomen. A simple word can save someone's life. A simple word can warm the hardest of hearts. And a simple word can cut a wound that will never heal in the heart and soul of a fellow human being. But - all too often - words are taken for granted. I was reminded of this fact when I read a particular post on a particular blog while reading through the posts on the blogs I visit. It was a very thought provoking post, and it got me thinking about all the other things that mankind takes for granted.
Since life first began on this planet, nature has provided everything the beings who live on the planet need to survive. There was a time when mankind remembered this fact and people were grateful for nature's gifts. But then mankind became greedy and now almost everyone takes nature for granted. There are those who still remember (or have taken the time to learn) what a wonderful thing nature can be. But too few people remembered too late, and now the damage is done.
It's a shame, because we could learn a lot from nature. The animals especially have many lessons to teach us. If we would only take the time to listen, watch, and learn. For example... Animals kill and eat only what they "need" to survive. They don't know the meaning of greed, and they make do with what they can get. Mankind, however, is greedy. The more we have, the more we want. We take it for granted that there will be more tomorrow... But, will there?