This is your reminder to take a moment to appreciate philosophy!
Make money, by all means, but remember this;
Only after the last tree has been cut down;
Only after the last river has been poisoned;
Only after the last fish has been caught;
Only then will you find
That money cannot be eaten.
An old Native American philosophy that we all should live by.
This insightful philosophy carries a strong message that encourages us to consider the consequences of our actions in the pursuit of financial gain. It’s worth remembering that money isn’t the be all and end all of life. This imagery of the last tree, river, and fish speaks to the irreversible damage that can occur if we prioritise profit without regard for our own, or our environment’s health.
In our world where consumption and economic growth often take precedence, this ancient Native American wisdom serves as a reminder that our material pursuits should be balanced with an understanding of nature and life, together with an appreciation for a quality life and happiness. While money is undoubtedly essential, it’s not the sole determinant of a happy, fulfilling or even a successful life.