All these great people, men and women,lived with the barest of resources, they used nature's resources scantily and sparingly. They spared all the earth's resources for the use of other inhabitants on planet earth. By using the earth's resources less, they ensured that the other needy on Earth can have what they want.
As human beings, we have control over all the resources of the world. But we also need to realise that anything on planet earth is to be equally distributed to all inhabitants on planet earth, ie. it is not for us humans alone. Just because we have the power to think, act, attack and be selfish, it does not mean that we should exploit all the natural resources for the benefit of humanity. Our final success as a human race depends on how minimally and wisely we use these natural resources at our disposal, for the rest of humanity and other inhabitants on planet earth, for now and for posterity.
consumerist culture" for their own selfish ends !! It is sad to see how greedy and selfish humans can be !!
In Environment Science language, the impact of any activity on the environment is referred to as contributing to the Carbon Footprint. All our actions need be having "minimal carbon fotprint".
A carbon footprint is historically defined as "the total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event, product or individual. Source : www.wikipedia.com
Less the carbon footpint, less the earth's resources are being tapped into and more peacefully and wisely can future generations of humans and other living beings use the earth and its resources.
Let us use our intellect to fight for an earth where all living brings, irrespective of the degree of intellect and size of the brains, have a right to live on planet earth and use its resources for their survival and well being.