Connection

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
— Herman Melville
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Life is all about connections. Our connections to each other, to nature, to food, to ourselves, to our homes, to the world. Life can become streamlined. Day to day, month to month, year to year, time passes. It's crazy to think about, and sometimes that's why we avoid it. But when we do, it grounds us, and it dawns on us what matters and what really doesn't so much.

“Future generations do not vote; they have no political or financial power; they cannot challenge our decisions.” -Our Common Future

Our connections are what make life meaningful, so what if we took just a few more minutes of the day to reflect on them? Sustainability can unite us, rather than politically divide us. It's about human health, and collaborating to protect the wellbeing of ourselves and future generations. As a society we are deeply connected to one another, and to the generations to come. It's heavy, but sometimes it takes heavy ideas to connect people for collective action. So we ask ourselves,

"Are we being good ancestors?" -Jonas Salk