According to the latest research, we are about 43% human. What that means is that human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists including bacteria. That is what I saw on the BBC News.
We acquire these bacteria during birth and the first years of life. They live with us throughout our lives.
Even the food we eat is for the bacteria. They metabolize it for us. This process provides us with energy. Bacteria also produce vitamins plus they help protect the body from diseases.
The interdependence in our body is something that we cannot see. We must trust the scientists.
Our interdependence with the outer nature is something everyone can see. We have created our civilization from nature. Our food, building materials, energy sources, our clothing, and linens, is all dependent on nature. Nothing exists in isolation.
So, why do we think we are so independent?
We are completely interdependent. We absolutely depend on so many sentient beings in and out of our bodies.
Therefore, we might as well, also, offer our service to them since they are in service to us. We should be reciprocal because it is the law of the universe. The same way we receive, we, also, should give.
What we can give is to, at least, be part of the community on earth. Planting trees is just one small step. On the other hand, changing our lifestyle is a huge, difficult step. That is because we are in our comfort zone. We do not want to change what is comfortable even if it is bad for us. What we fail to understand is that all the magic happens outside of our comfort zone.
At least a small step can be done.
So, let us start with planting a few trees every one of us.
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