Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Remembering Earth

The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed

-- Mahatma Gandhi



Today is Earth day, yet another reminder to us human beings on what we should do to conserve its bounty and maintain harmony around us. There isn't much that we need to do except than to correct our actions and ensure that their consequences are not harmful to ourselves and to those around us.

We have a responsibility to do so, for we have inherited the planet from our children, as mere custodians and keepers of the world only to pass it on to our posterity when the time comes
! It's not like we could exhaust Earthly resources and move over to another location! We have only one home and no place else to go!

So its time, that we begin to appreciate the richness of our planet and treat it with due respect, than just be associated with some good-for-nothing campaigns which do more talk than doing one bit for the causes they endorse!

Footnotes:

The Official Website

Earth Communications Office

Image Courtesy - The Earth Day Network (The Official Flag)

38 comments:

  1. Makes lot of sense in the current senario

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  2. Yes, you are right! Its all ultimate responsibility of people like us. Its all about awareness..We should start consuming less and somewhat contribute to our Mother Earth..

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  3. Dude.................NOT POSSIBLE !! The moment u mentioned 'adjsuting ur weight'...u lost.
    These 2 things caNOT happen at the same time -'adjusting the weight balance'
    and
    'still being in the same position as I mentioned'.

    And if you still argue on this..I'm most curious to know how you did it. How bout some detailed explanation or a video or pic - anything will do, hmm??

    And uh.....didint u read...the challange was NOT reversable.. Wink.

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  4. happy earth day.
    "save the earth; its the only planet with cheesecake" originally used with chocolate, but im not fond of that hence the change. :))

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  5. Hahaaaa.....Rakesh, I still dont agree. Hahaa..

    But hey, ur involvement in this is completely fantastic. Full points on that to you.

    U gotta read my huge reply on ur comment.

    And u stil dont get anything. :-)

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  6. happy earth day.
    i have lost hope humankind will ever learn, though... sadly, greed is too powerful a drive

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  7. I donnow how many will take this message in the right sense....
    But am not losing hope anyway :)

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  8. It is taking and Will take time but I think we are moving in the right direction.
    A lot of us As you say, have children and one of the duty of a parent is to guide his child in a right direction..and nowadays we know what direction that is.

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  9. I wonder if people are trying to conserve earthly resources not by positive action, but inaction!?

    that too is a way perhaps! :)

    Nice post Rak,
    Happy Earth Day,
    Hope all days turn Earth days -- in the sense we know where our actions would lead us!


    love,
    devika

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  10. Simply well said rakesh! Just like in our home, we can't throw anything outside earth and its we to keep it clean and make possible to live and let others live. Thanks for the post!

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  11. It seems that slowly, very slowly, the world and the nation leaders start to be conscious about the issue!

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  12. Noble thoughts unfolded here .... good piece :)

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  13. Nice one. That world reminds me of me V-Lokam !!! :D

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  14. Dude, ur being included in my comments list. Chk it out.

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  15. Rajesh

    Yes, indeed! Its time we did something about this, collectively!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Bharath K

    Its our collective responsibility, to conserve and help sustain!
    We either do it or pay for the consequences!

    Rakesh

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  17. Andy

    I won the challenge hands down! Thanks a bunch for the gift Andy! Appreciate it!

    :)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. Polona

    Thanks! I'm on the brink of losing hope.......but then when I think of my unborn children, I'm not sure if I should!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Praveen

    The reason efforts fail is because messages such as this are not taken seriously! We need to, absolutely!

    Rakesh

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  20. Marie

    Slowly and steadily, and hopefully, the enlightened take us out of this mess that we are currently in!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Devika Chechi

    Inaction and in correct action are our major problems today, which if avoided can help us achieve our goals towards a better planet!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Jeevan

    Thanks very much! You views and thoughts are highly appreciated!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Peter

    Yes, an agenda to tackle climate change and pollution has only recently crept into the itinerary of world leaders! Hope something concrete emerges out of it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Vimmuuu

    Yeah, now that you'd said so, I feel the same too!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Anjana R

    Correct! Completely agree with you! Thanks for your visit and comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  26. very well said Rajesh and yes its high time we need to treat it with due respect and give back......

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  27. Greener Bangalore

    Yes, its about time for if we do not, then it is us and our posterity which will be in trouble!

    Hopefully, we realize before its all too late!

    Thanks for the visit and the comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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