Not a heavy burden, but a reward
By Aysel Vasilyev | October 23, 2016
I am not a follower of any religion, and without believing in fate, without throwing coins into the fountain, I’m sure that everything begins and ends, it gets created and destroyed, it gets born and dies due to a MAN – the only one reasonable in all the universe.
Only people are endowed with intelligence and consciousness. This fact clearly indicates that the word «man» and «responsibility» are obliged to be synonymous.
But is it a utopia? Many people are as afraid of this nasty, unpleasant word «responsibility» as they are afraid of the plague. Or, even worse, they choose to ignore it. I do not even know what is worse: to harm nature, kill and injure people or seeing all this and doing nothing.
As much as I wanted everybody to perceive the responsibility not as a heavy burden, but as a reality, even as a reward. The award in the form of awareness of their actions and understanding that they are not created in vain, and they can make someone something good.
According to Antoine de Saint-Exupery: «We are responsible for those whom we have tamed.» I want to add that we are responsible for two more things: for the place where we live and for what we create. Or rather for the safety of the forest, the purity of the Baikal lake and clear sky overhead. So childish, naive, simple, and so … unreal. We’ve created something that can destroy ( definitively, and not, as now – little by little) our world, and of course, ourselves. Isn`t it time to stop?
And, in fact, why am I saying all this? Why am I here explaining something? I just want to say that absolutely everything must be approached intelligently. Think and turn on (although it would be better if it worked constantly) a button in your head whenever you garbage or write nasty things about your «falling into the abyss» country.
Understand, dear reader, the man himself creates problems for himself, but it is in his hands to stop them too.