Uniqueness and Unity
Excuse the generalization but as a whole we humans are not very accepting of uniqueness. We should be accepting of the differences in others and in ourselves. What makes us unique is usually where our strengths lie.
Accepting differences makes it easier for everyone to get along and for the people of the world to unify. The sooner we all realize that we are one planet and that all the individual countries cannot fix the environmental problems until we work together then no real progress can be made.
Scientist Ken Caldeira was recently interviewed on NPR. I found this snippet so incredibly astonishing.
But here's how Caldeira visualizes it: "If you were to compress the entire atmosphere so it was the density of water, it would only be 30 feet deep, so all the stuff we're throwing into the atmosphere, it's like we're throwing it into an ocean that's only 30 feet deep."
Doesn’t this make you want to act? It does for me but we cannot do it on an individual basis.
We have to unify and act as one family sharing the same home.
Here is the link to the whole article: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/22/176344300/this-scientist-aims-high-to-save-the-worlds-coral-reefs
Accept and embrace uniqueness and unify across cultures, countries, political parties and save our home.