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Why Should We Care About the Environment?
Lessons in school introduce us to matters related to the environment. There is a physical environment that refers to specific objects or objects (e.g. mountains, rocks, animals, etc.) and non-physical referring to specific situations (e.g. school environments, family environments, etc.).
In addition, we are introduced to the meaning of abiotic components that refer to all parts of the lifeless environment, and biotic components that refer to all lifeless parts of the environment.
The question is, don't we become awkward about all that definition?
When observed, of all the above definitions and groupings, the environment becomes "detached" or fragmented, and is "outside" of us. Regions, subjects that affect, or availability of resources, as a definition seem to be simply placed as objects and have no attachment to each other.
We must have a plan that can express and connect it all, so that the environment can be observed as a wholeness. The concept that can connect is the "relationship" plan. The concept of intrinsic relationships in one entity is inseparable, namely ecology.
Ecology is not only known as a branch of science, by definition it means "the way" where plants, animals, including humans are related to each other, and then together with the environment.
Perhaps this meaning is familiar. Usually the word ecology is pinned together with other words like ecological crisis, ecological unity, and so on. This understanding is closely related to a way of view that should not only be dominated and centralized by mere human interests (anthropocentrism).
Let's change to a more holistic way of engaging both human and non-human (ecocentrism). We include having to be abandoning our view of nature, where nature is only seen to exist, just to meet our needs.
When it comes to how important we should be to the environment or more broadly to an ecological union, the answer is as important as a child to his parents, a tiny baby to his mother. The relationship is not about need, but about caring itself. A mother or parent loves her child or even deigns to sacrifice for her child is a concern.
In other studies, in the nation-state plan, we study that there are three elements of nation-state namely sovereignty, people, and territory. The region that is related together with the ecological context means, ecology is indeed one of the main concerns of our modern life. Downgrade, downsize, or even destroy just one of them, which means causing bodily harm and killing ourselves.
In relation to the elements of the nation-state as well, the other two elements are the people or ourselves, and also those who are martyred by sovereignty (government) may we understand as subjects who have an obligation to always take care of the environment or ecology.
Another reason is because humans are essentially bound together with regeneration. We are given the right to be indifferent and cared for, and at the same time have more responsibility to be able to bequeath a good environment/ecology to our next generation. This applies more and more to young people.
What can we care about? A simple answer to this question is crucial. That we, our community, have to start and consistently move to be from the smallest subject together with umpama do not eliminate litter, also tree planting and other activities. This job is not just for us. Sovereignty government is an absolute subject that we must always monitor, encourage, critical to create a better ecological unity.