Sunday, April 18, 2010

Borrowing the Earth

When you borrow something, do you make sure that you return it in as good or better condition than what it was?

Are you pleasantly surprised when your neighbour borrows a cake pan and returns it, filled with goodies?

It may be helpful to cultivate the view that the earth is on loan to us. How do you wish to return it to your future generations?

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Photo courtesy of Miguel Ugalde.


  1. In India, at least in the area where I live, it is customary that when neighbours borrow kitchen utensils from each other they should return it with some sweets or something nice cooked at home. I always thought it is a very good idea.

  2. Gaelikaa,
    It's a lovely gesture, isn't it?

    Made extra-special when you get something you don't normally make.

  3. I like to do that too; it is rarely returned that way but I prefer to give than to receive anyway. :O)

  4. Frankly, I depair Marianna. It is this one reason that I am glad that my son has not so far produced an offspring. I don't think that if I had a grand child she will enjoy living on this earth as it is likely to be then.

  5. Ramana,
    If everyone would think this way, our world would be in far better shape.


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