Saturday, November 12, 2011

What I have done for this Planet?

Earth is the only planet created to nurture and cultivate life. It is a great privilege for us to be part and experience the myriad of things life has offered. On the contrary, it is our duty to protect, preserve and nourish the world we are in. The past generations proved their worth to be called “humans”, but the generation of today which I am part of, is simply a big disappointment. Yes, I haven’t done any good for this earth! I am admitting, I am one of the trashes of the society.

It was during childhood when I learned the do’s and don’ts, pros and cons of life. My parents taught me not to throw candy wrappers anywhere, to plant more trees and to love the environment. They painted this wonderful portrait of perfection on my mind and have tried their best to maintain those. But not until the time I was exposed to the outside world, the world once I thought was kind and just. I was captivated by the pleasure around me not minding the morals my parents had inculcated in me. I was not aware that I am gradually killing not only myself but the lives of the future generation, the lives that are expecting an impeccable home to cradle them. I am now becoming a sinful being against the world, against my parents and against the hopeful posterity.

For years that monster in me triumphed in transforming me into a person I don’t even know and imagined to be. I was eaten by the powerful lure of revelry it had brought me. It came to the point of rejecting my parents advices. Then, series of dilemma bombarded our planet. Flash floods, landslides, tsunami, forest fires and the like started to create fear in my system. Fear of loosing my pleasures, my life, my family and my world. I become frantic of what was happening.

In my mind, letters become words and deliberately become realizations. Then I started talking: “I have been one of the trashes scattered along the streets, floating on sewers, and suffocating the fresh air you are breathing. I have been an evil emissary who are to ruin the majestic creations offered to mankind. I continued to contaminate every inch of your actions, to do bad over what is good. I created an epidemic that led to the downfall of this planet. I am “not human”. I do things inhumanely for my own sake and happiness. If it wasn’t for me, this Earth won’t turn out as what it is right now.”

These are my realizations after discerning the consequences of my actions. I tell you,

I am not a paragon of morals and ethics, nor an advocate of wildlife and environmental preservation but I have seen the things I should have done right from the start. I should have been careful with my actions for it does not only affect me alone but the rest of the world. However, all of these are just late

cognizance of my deeds, all regrets and frustrations. And so I’m starting to build a new and brighter beginning for me today, not tomorrow or in the future. For I am living the reality of today where there is a need of abrupt cure for the destruction of the earth.

In the end, I haven’t answered the question what have I done for this planet. I may not have done anything yet for this planet. But I’m starting right at this moment with myself and with others by reaching out to them and by penetrating in their consciousness. Letting them know that we all have the capacity to create change. Everything just entails sacrifice—to serve and share what you have. And right from the moment you have read this, I can say I have done something for the Earth.

Having the will to follow the path I am starting to travel, then you can be my descendant—for change and betterment. Let us submit ourselves to become channels of the Earth’s salvation. Stand up and inform, instruct, inspire, insist and involve in the cause I am starting. Be one and be a hero of your own.

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