Question from the Internet:
“If we damage the natural world, we ultimately end up damaging ourselves. — David Attenborough. Do you agree? Why? Why not?”
It sounds like a “no-brainer”, after all our water, food, and Oxygen supply (besides other things) all comes from Nature. We could even say that Nature is our “mother’s womb” we exist and develop in.
Still, when we look at some of the evidence sciences show us, and what we saw during the first leg of the global quarantine during the unprecedented retreat of Humanity in the face of the pandemic, we can see that Nature has an almost miraculous ability to restore, replenish itself.
It is probably more correct to say that we are endangering only one species with our destructive activity: ourselves.
Moreover, we do not even know how to protect Nature, we do not even comprehend what actual natural necessities, available resources are until we can research Nature “from within” — by becoming similar to it.
And becoming similar to Nature means becoming as mutually integrated, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing as Nature’s elements comprising the system.
Thus with all due respect to David Attenborough, we need to leave Nature to its own resources for the time being, and we have to focus on ‘saving, protecting ourselves”, by learning how to rebuild Human society based on Nature’s integral template.
Our Human advantage in evolution above other animals is that we have to become like Nature, and integrate between us so we can integrate into Nature consciously, above and against our inherently incompatible, “cancer-like” nature.
Like everything else in Nature, this is also purposeful from evolution, by giving us birth with this self-destructive, egotistic, exploitative nature evolution gave us free choice and the ability to complete our Human development by our own efforts, against what we were born to.
This way we will achieve an unparalleled, conscious integration into Nature and thus a unique insider observer viewpoint. As a result, we can research and attain the perfect Natural system from within, becoming its benevolent, fully aware partners — above other animals that are integrated into the system blindly, instinctively.