Our Children Are Not Round Up Ready

by Marylee Fairbanks

There are three ways to look at nature: run in fear, seek to conquer, or live in harmony.

Humankind’s first gods grew out of the unpredictable forces of nature. These immortal deities were feared and revered. Cultures were centered around mythologies that allowed us to feel as if we comprehended the world.

We have come a long way from placing a sacrificial goat on a raised ceremonial altar at the volcano’s edge. But we are far from attaining harmony.

Today, there are many who think we can control nature with technological breakthroughs. They believe in global reach, western ideals, the rule of hierarchy, and the power of technology to solve all problems. They worship at the altar of innovation.