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Would you rather want economical improvements or environmental protection? Or both?

So far, I have believed in the saying that "Modern technology owes ecology an apology." Somehow, we humans have abused our use of Mother Earth in our thirst for easier lives, riches and power. And I just think, along with our need to improve human lives, we have to double think: our benefits and Mother Earth's as well.

Just wanted to engage in new ideas. :)


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    Jun 3 2013: I feel that by improving the environment we can enhance our technology through the resources we get from mother earth.....but very sad to say this that we are going in opposite direction to achieve the technology heights rather we should work in a direction to protect both the economy & environment.
    • Jun 4 2013: and that's what earth is doing. i remember mahatma gandhi's line: "earth provides enough to satisfy man's needs but not man's greed."

      and as our economics teacher said: "man is a self-interested individual."

      tsk tsk tsk.
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        Jun 4 2013: Mahatma Gandhi never used the word environment protection however what he said and did makes him an environmentalist. Although during his time environmental problems were not recognized as such however with his amazing foresight and insight he predicted that things are moving in the wrong direction.What he advocated in place of industrialism and consumerism was a simple life based on physical labour. He implored people to live simply so that others may simply live. For he believed that earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed.
        • Jun 4 2013: thank you for that wonderful insight :)

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