Nothing to lose but our illusions

5 Sep

This is from an article by Derrick Jensen a few years back  in The Sun Magazine,  from a conversation with David Edwards. We think it is very applicable for the animal rescue community.

Edwards:  Once you start to see through the myth of status, possessions and unlimited consumption as a path to happiness, you’ll find that you have all kinds of freedom and time. It’s like a deal you can make with the universe: I’ll give up greed for freedom. Then you can start putting your time to good use.

Jensen:  And if someone says, “But the problems are so big, what can one person do?”

Edwards:  Once you realize that helping others is also helping yourself,  the size of the overall problems becomes irrelevant. You’re not a one-man or one-woman army out to save the whole world. You help simply because it does good and it feels good.

That’s how we feel about animal rescue.

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