Why are eagles such a priority?

Just lately it seems that in some ways we are really losing our perspective on life.

Just lately it seems that in some ways we are really losing our perspective on life. For example:

Do we really want or need a “celebration of life” for a tree that has been dead for years, and is a danger to the public? And we seem to be so concerned about a couple of eagles losing their roost, while we are unable to provide adequate and affordable housing for the homeless. By the way these eagles are quite capable of taking care of themselves.

We are also willing to spend any amount of money to keep an animal alive, while we feel it is okay to help another person die, because they feel their quality of life is no longer good enough.

We certainly don’t give an animal the choice, and we can’t even explain to them why they are being put through all kinds of (possibly painful) treatments, so that we can feel good about ourselves. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love animals, and I cannot stand to see any of them suffer, but …

Do we really want the world to stop because we are inconvenienced or bothered in some way by other people going about their business? Are our rights to having things the way we want more important than someone else’s rights to having things the way they want?

What happened to accepting and dealing with the challenges and changes in life and what happened to accepting one another as unique individuals who do and enjoy any variety of things.

Unless something is life-threatening of course, does a worker or anyone else really have to stop working or doing things because it might interfere with our comfort or what we perceive to be our “rights?”

Let’s focus on what is important: caring for each other, making sure that no one suffers needlessly, and let nature take its course.   We are not in control.  God is, and all is as it should be. The eagles will survive, and if not then that is as it should be as well.

Jan KorvemakerParksville

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