I’m a tree hugger and I’m proud of it. My facebook page is a whose who of save: wolves, bears, horses, rainforests, ethical treatment of pets, respecting water and air, you name it, I support it. But lately I’ve noticed that these posts seem to only enrage the proponents on the other side. There now seems to be a never ending abuse of power in that each side accuses the other side of spamming, unethical posts and dishonesty of every other kind.
So I’ve been soul searching about this issue. I do believe one person acting from a pure heart can make a difference. I’m doing my part and supporting agencies and individuals who do their part. I also support and hopefully aid the education necessary for these projects to become more widely known and supported.
But when have we stopped supporting a cause and crossed the line into invading others free will and personal freedoms? By constantly bombarding the social media sites with our tree (animal, water, air) hugging propaganda are we only stirring the pot, so to speak and making the other side more determined to carry out their missions as well? They do more, we do more, they do still more, we do still more, they do even still more and on, and on, and who wins?
Is there a better way to present the case for our causes which will soften the hearts of those who oppose us and open them to learning what we are trying to do for the planet? I truly believe fighting is not the answer, yet that seems to be most of the issue.
I’m open to hear what any of you think about this dilemma.