(58) There is noise and silence, then noise and silence again, and after many cycles we finally come to understand what Chief Seattle said: “The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth” and “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”.
Going further and asking why we care about whom we are, why we do what we do, should be the question of our daily life. If we cannot see that beneath the individualistic culture there is an unseen, but tight connection, we might be missing the reason of our existence on Earth. That connection only happens through care for everybody and everything either visible or invisible. No other being that we have knowledge of, has existed either seen or unseen without caring for the weak, incapable to protect (including animals), poor or those with unfortunate health conditions. While the health of the mind is the result of different type of connectivities, there is that space within our mind that connects us all, but only when we start to care for everything moment by moment.
I have heard many times teenagers saying: “so, who cares?” or “I do not care”… What they express is powerless and comprehended feelings on how the current world works; do not know the type of actions that they could take to really bring significant changes.
When we have templates and implementations that get directly applied to different cultures without understanding their direct impact at personal level, we all become responsible for the future of all of our children and their generations that will come. Without a value for what we should be really caring for, there will be no change management, and children will be missing the laugh, freedom, and love, and nurturing of each other.