For Future Generations
After reading Olson's speech, I realized that preserving nature is important, not only for people today but also for future generations. Nature really help people reconnect with themselves. It is a place to slow down and take a break from busy life. Olson discusses why we have the responsibility to help preserve nature. He states that human dignity is lost when nature is lost. I agree with this strong remark because I understand the power of nature. Nature is connects the world. Olson speaks of how powerful humans connection with nature can be; however, future generations may not be able to experience this connection. With technology and urbanization, nature is slowly being destroyed. It is our responsibility to preserve nature so that future generations can enjoy its power and beauty.
Another person who understands the power of nature is Aldo Leopold. In his writings, he illustrates how interconnected nature is. The deer, the wolves, and the hunter all play a role in how nature functions. I feel that he shows how important it is to help preserve the environment. Humans put stress on the environment and this in turn disrupts natures flow. Leopold describes the death of a wolf and how the green fire within it's eyes fades away. He understands how influencial the death of one living creature is in nature. I think that people today should look at seemingly insignificant occurances in nature as something powerful. This would help people to connect with nature.
Olson and Leopold both show how important it is to preserve nature. It allows for future generations to connect with the environment. If people stop having the mentality that one person's actions will not make a difference, then maybe nature has a fighting chance. Everyone has the responsibility to help maintain the little nature still left. Future generations deserve to be able to enjoy nature, just as we do.