The Earth is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

It becomes clear to anyone who looks around that we’re dealing with a unique situation here on earth.

We live on a beautiful planet that provides everything we could ever need and then some, and we humans aren’t the only ones here. We’re one out of thousands of sentient creatures who share this planet, and instead of using our evolutionary superiority to help our fellow species, we’ve practically dominated them into oblivion.

Our precious resources are in the hands of a small collective of rich, powerful and influential people who seem to tower over the rest of the world, and aware activists and organizations have strived to raise awareness of the crimes they commit on a daily basis.

The common person doesn’t seem to understand or care that we’re rapidly depleting our resources and destroying our environment, and the activist groups who try to raise awareness and make a change are usually treated unkindly by our mainstream culture.

Depending on your perspective, you could look around and see a desolate world that’s broken with a small chance of being repaired, or a utopia in progress that requires just a little more awareness and action to be healed. Tragic things happen to this world every day that most people would rather hide from than face, but all hope isn’t lost.

In this critical time in our planet’s history, we have an opportunity to rise up and change things. All of us together are infinitely more powerful and influential than the handful of elites who run things from behind the scenes, but we can’t utilize a power we’re unaware of.

We can’t make any changes if we’re unaware of our potential to make them, and we can’t do anything significant if we remain divided.

Most people don’t seem to realize that we have the power to decide how this world’s run. Somewhere along the way, most of us forgot that we’re meant to have a voice, and the aware among us are learning that when we finally do arise and change things, we’ll want to treat the earth with the love and respect it deserves.

In my opinion, the elite’s unjust reign over the people isn’t the worst part of our current situation. It’s obviously time to expose and dethrone them, but their power and influence don’t seem as tragic to me as the fact that everyone hasn’t taken responsibility for our planet’s broken condition.

The elite have done (and continue to do) a lot to hurt the world, but in my opinion, the earth’s condition is everyone’s responsibility and everyone can play a part in fixing it. I fear that the world will never be the way it’s supposed to be until we all recognize the part we’ve played in its pollution and destruction.

We’re all innocent and guilty in a sense, and even the most aware people have carelessly or unknowingly hurt the earth for personal gain at one time or another. We’ve all had a hand in the earth’s destruction, and most of us don’t realize it because we were conditioned to live the way we do.

Have you ever really thought about where that trash you throw away goes? Most people’s trash goes to a big landfill that just sits there, endlessly polluting the earth. It’s great that so many people recycle in an effort to keep landfills as barren as possible, however, and some people aren’t unaware by any means.

Some people are more conscious than you could imagine, but the unconscious among us, who’ve been conditioned to live a life that doesn’t take how we affect the earth into account, are still doing damage. I’m not really out to preach to anyone, but to encourage us all to see how the things we do on a daily basis affect the earth, for better or worse.

I’m no saint, and I’ve caused as much pollution as anyone else. But like others, I’ve at least started to become aware of how my actions affect the earth, and I feel passionate about making a change.

In this day and age, it’d be easy to convince ourselves the world’s headed for certain destruction. It doesn’t have to be this way, however, and widespread, revolutionary change starts with each of us.

There’s always something we can do, and even if it’s something as small as getting a recycling bin or refusing to give business to corporations that hurt the earth without a care, it’ll make a difference in the long run.

There’s so much we can do, big or small, and it all starts with the decision to explore the alternatives to hurting the earth for personal or industrial gain. We can help society progress and help the earth at the same time, but we won’t do anything if we don’t take that first step.

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I’m a twenty-one year old writer, musician and blogger, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.

The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, articles I’ve written, and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material about the fall of the planetary elite and a new paradigm of unity and spirituality.

I can also be found on Facebook (Wes Annac and The Culture of Awareness) and Twitter.

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