We are a culture who is so in tune with our surroundings that it is almost impossible for us to imagine what is going on around us. This has been a constant topic of conversation that I have had for a long time now. Here are some of the quotes I have found to be the most useful and inspirational.
1. “The one thing I fear in this world is when people try to understand our world, to understand what we are, the way we live. We are never going to understand what we are until we can see it with our own eyes. We will never understand until we can see for ourselves.
This quote is great because it reminds everyone that we can’t understand what we’re capable of until we are capable of it. We can never truly comprehend ourselves until we are able to see ourselves clearly. It is like the paradox of the man that can’t see the elephant until he sees it. We can only see through the eyes of others. The problem with this quote is that it doesn’t come with any direct answers.
It is always interesting to see quotes from famous philosophers, celebrities, or people who actually did something (or at least something they thought they were doing). Although it can be a bit of a distraction to see all the people you know have quotes attributed to them.
So yeah. Sometimes you just have to get up close and personal with famous people to see how they really think. So here are a few quotes from David Attenborough, a British naturalist and conservationist who has made a career of documenting and explaining the natural world.
The best quote is attributed to David Attenborough (1861-1936): “Nature does not care how beautiful she is. It doesn’t care how fast she is traveling. It only cares that it’s going as fast as it can.
There are two things that these quotes really highlight: David Attenborough is 100% honest about natural history. He is not afraid to admit that he doesn’t know all the answers to every question he’s asked in his life. And he is 100% in favor of conservation and natural resources. He is 100% against the destruction of land, wildlife, and ecosystems. He is 100% in favor of keeping the beauty and richness of the natural world.
Well, that last bit there is a bit of a stretch, but I think it’s actually pretty accurate. I actually think he’s mostly right. I think the only reason that he’s not 100 is because he’s human. When it comes to conservation you can’t really convince yourself that you need to conserve something because you have to save the planet or the animals.