Before we discuss about the ecosystem protection, we must mention an extremely significant process: Education for generations. Not only explain how important ecosystem and sustainable resources is, but also learn from ourselves: humans. From Maslow's hierarchy of needs, we know that human is the only specie that no longer need to worry about physiological needs and safety needs, what people nowadays expect “is how to live better” instead of “how to survive”. People can take any risk for benefits (money) off all time. As long as there’s benefits, human can even produce traditions and believes ! Just like the “diamond theory” we have nowadays, people are bonded with marriage and which is also bonded with diamonds, the belief was created as:”diamonds represents the forever love ” just live the vow on weddings. But there’s obviously nothing to relate with our life about having a diamond on your finger. All of those are just deception of capitalism, forcing people to have better life qualities by buying luxury items and cost more, or even waste more. That is why I think enhance the education efforts will be significant. If people can be educated more about the environment and the truth of science, we can get rid of some terrible tradition and mistaken faith made by capitalism for financial benefit. At least all of us can think wisely and individually about things and make a better decision . Ecosystem and future are protected by not scientists governments, everyone can make their own efforts.
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I sympathize with your position! Watching the video about diamonds was quite eye-opening. Makes you wonder how many of our traditions originated! I would never have thought one company was behind our cultural fascination with diamonds.
I do wonder, however, what you thought of the scientifically-made diamonds in the video? Is it okay to still buy expensive luxury goods, if they are "ethically-made"? Or is our interest in luxury goods the bigger issue?
I thought you tied together a lot of different concepts we were learning in this piece, really well worded.