Love this quote! Mostly noted for the future generations and planet bits but it’s also a great way to look at the current pandemic and mask wearing. We have an obligation to others to wear masks to protect them. Even with all we know, too many people still see it as whether they feel they need to protect themselves. That’s not the point!
The single biggest thing I learned was from an indigenous elder of Cherokee descent, Stan Rushworth, who reminded me of the difference between a Western settler mindset of “I have rights” and an indigenous mindset of “I have obligations.” Instead of thinking that I am born with rights, I choose to think that I am born with obligations to serve past, present, and future generations, and the planet herself.
Source: The End of Ice – Lion’s Roar