"Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realize that we can't eat money."
– First Nations proverb
That kind of sums it up right there, huh? Of the many things I want to impart upon my children, I want them to be appalled at the people and companies that rape the earth because of ignorance or for profit. That short-term gain always makes for long-term pain. That at some point, we can't go back and we will have to live in a new reality. Think about of all of the things you do and buy, think about where it comes from and how it got to you and what problems it contributes to and who it will affect. Know that this is big picture stuff, but it affects every little thing. That living well has nothing to do with money.