I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you will too and join with me in a discussion on what we can learn.
The proverb and quotes this week focus on environmental concerns.
I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn
– Nigerian Chief
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river
– Ross Perot
and a final quote this week:
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them
– Albert Einstein
The Nigerian Chief recognized that we can never truly own the land. We are merely transient tenants. Inherent in this saying, is the understanding of the mortality of ourselves and of our planet.
Of environmental problems, can they be solved by increasing and augmenting awareness? Or can one team or sector of society make a difference? I think it needs to be a cooperative, collaborative team effort. A problem tackled by all, and for all, ages. Yet, in our our little corner of space, we can change the world for the better. But, if we heed Einstein’s quote – can everyone do that?
Linking also to the Three day Quote challenge over at Purple Pumpernickel.
Proverbial Friday – Something to Ponder About