Now, thats a strange title… isn’t it? Not really. Why, you may ask. Well, because you and me need the amazon. We need and want it more than we realize. That is why we should do what we can to preserve it, bring attention to it and make sure it is safe.
Are you doing something to make sure the amazon is not being cut down? Why in the world would we care? We live far away from it.
Let me ask you. Do you think about your lungs all day? Do you ever.. apart from when your lungs might hurt or you can’t breath, think about them?
I know I don’t. But if somebody was damaging your lungs you would do something. You should be concerned that someone is taking away the air that you breath only because they are selfish and/or ignorant.
I don’t need you to call the president or fly down to Brazil because none of you would do that. The amazon does not need to be saved from there. At least I don’t think so.
What it does need is awareness first and foremost. We need to make people aware of the danger of cutting down the amazon forest. We need to research and inform ourselves first.
After you and I know what is happening and how bad it is for us as individuals we can start to step into contacting our official representatives. You know, the people that are supposed to represent us and our state in DC? Well, we have the right AND obligation to contact them about something that we find important. That is why we pay them with our tax dollars.
Our world is full of people who are more like robots and living organisms. Just stand for a minute on a street corner in any big city and you will see scores of people who seem more like zombies than people. We need to wake up and LIVE!
Our future, the future of our offspring depends on us taking action. If you and I want a better future, we better take action to make sure we get a better future. The amazon is like a sinking ship and unless somebody does something about saving it we are doomed.
Slowly but surely the clean air is being stolen from under our noses and hardly anyone is screaming: HEY, STOP!
Let us take action and not be passive!