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Exploiting Nature’s Gifts

There is no doubt that we live in an age rich with possibility and opportunity is in abundance. The ability to generate a significant amount of income in a short period of time has led to the unprecedented levels of consumption that the world is experiencing currently.

High levels of resource consumption are largely to blame for the resource shortage that the world is experiencing today. Exploiting the gifts brought forth by nature in an unsustainable manner robs the future of any hope for human, plant and animal survival.

When one considers the effects of resource shortage today, it becomes apparent that this phenomenon has a bearing on our way of life. Decisions that were once considered to be personal are now a matter of public debate and opinion.

For instance, the population boom when measured against available resources dictates that family planning be a matter that will one day be regulated by law, as is the situation in China currently. Land shortage is challenging cultures where burial of human remains is concerned, soon we may have the law compel people to perform cremations even if this goes against their cultural or religious beliefs.

It is submitted that the best way to guarantee that government interference does not over regulate the way in which humans choose to live, is by making a change today that will have beneficial effect for the future.

We obviously cannot stop death or mortality, but decisions relating to the way we use land can be altered for a better tomorrow. Similarly, we need to be continually mindful that this is not an era where we can afford to live for oneself, but these are times that require each and every human being to live selflessly in a bid to ensure that natural resources are accessible to all.

The government has a vested interest in keeping resources available, and it may well do as it deems fit to achieve that end. It is thus important to prevent the emergence of “harsh” laws by assuming a role in resource conservation.

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