… before). Sequestered behind our gadgets, nobody will be around to see the last skipperling to die. Its demise won’t really hurt, not like the loss of a loved one, the closing of the local bookstore, or the extinction of civility in our public discourse.
For some of us, it might. But not enough. Not nearly enough. I do not understand why people don’t care about the diversity around us, or about the plants and animals that are dying out at our hands. Too many of us humans think we are all that matters, and how very egotistical and self important that view is.
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