Yes, Raam, if you’ve been keeping up with research developments, it turns out that dolphins and elephants are two creatures that have the same level of conciousness as us.
However, I still agree. Humans do have the most impact on the world, and a statement to that fact is that most of our problems have little to do about the world.
Your testament at the beginning reminded me of Jain monks. When they travel, they walk bare-footed and have a handkerchief over their mouths, and then proceed to walk as cautiously as they can for hours a day.(It’s the only way they travel. Other forms pose too much risk.) It was interesting to read your POV being so similar to monks.
Good post. I love reading these. Also, before I forget, you have a typo in the first paragraph under your last heading.