Thought of the week

Environmental protection is a very revealing example of the extent to which a sense of responsibility is generally lacking. Although the harmful consequences of pollution, the extinction of animal species, and the destruction of forests and other natural environments are undeniable and in most cases uncontested, the majority of individuals don’t react until the situation becomes intolerable for them personally.

Matthieu Ricard
Matthieu Ricard, The monk and the Philosopher