“The land of ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, water, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land”. This quote really sums it all from what I want to discuss about this article and overall materials for this week. This quote from the “The land of ethic” article also relates to the assigned movie that we are watching this week “Princess Mononoke”. As the article indicates that even though it is part of human’s nature to compete in our environment we are also required to cooperate in our community in order to have an environment to compete for. As we know for any competition to flourish there have to be rules and regulations that guide each participant. As part of the community that involves waters, soils, plants and other animals: humans have to live by the rules. Humans have to respect the well beings of other members of the community because without their existence humanity will end.
I know this may not sound too fancy to manufacturing industries which dump their poisoned waters and gases to the environment. For example, let’s say the waters and gases from these manufacturing industries should be purified before being disposed to the environment. The process of purification is another project that will cost millions of dollars without any financial gain. That is why they avoid this debate. They understand how costly it is to conserve the environment. But this is the reality now that we have to conserve our environment at any cost. We live in a world where technology develops each and every day so I believe if we start purifying wastes from industries or cars etc as time goes and new technologies develop the cost of purifying these materials will decrease. Look at cars, computers and phones they were expensive and not available to many after their discoveries. Today almost everyone has access to these items and at a very low costs and life would be difficult without them.