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    On Jan 22, 2013 Thierry wrote:

    I don't see that I can add much to these excellent comments. That we, 'earthlings' should take care of the place that provided our genesis and is providing our existence is so obvious and simple, as David says. An almost common place realization. Yet it does'nt seem to arouse much of a sense of urgency in a society so ridden with the problems it has created.
    I spent some time in a place, a school actually, where taking care of the land,  sharing the menial tasks of the community, like cleaning, washing dishes, etc, was as much a part of the curriculum, for staff members as well as students, than teaching and learning academics. A rare place where one learns that inward freedom goes hand in hand with responsibility and caring.  

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