Lesson from Nature – Interdependence

“We are made for co-operation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of the upper and lower teeth. To act against one another, then, is contrary to nature.” – Marcus Aurelius

From ground fungi to trees, from fish to the birds in the air, every plant and animal has its own place in the ecosystem which ensures healthy and happy living for all.

For example, wetlands clean water and absorb chemicals, plants provide oxygen for us to breathe and drugs to cure our ailments. Everything in the ecosystem contributes to making life liveable on earth.

Doesn’t this teach you that you’re nothing in yourself​ and that you derive your being and nature, your survival and success, from others?

My friend, wherever you live, always be aware that you’re a part of your own ecosystem and that what you do matters.

Therefore, Contribute Positively!
Did you know? – There was a time when there were no bacteria that would decompose a tree. Trees that grew 300 million years ago were extraordinarily tall but had a very shallow root system, so fell over very quickly. At the time, no microbes existed that could decompose these tree, so as they fell, they stacked upon each other, eventually creating coal.


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