"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance....you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope." My favorite quote from the movie The Lion King.
Lion King for me is a childhood memory. Few of those experiences that shape up our way of thinking for the rest of our lives. But I didn't know how much it mattered to me until I saw it again, the new one.
A movie, made for kids, shared this wisdom 25 years back, wishing to educate young children about the value of biodiversity, value of ecosystem and everything in it. It probably managed to influence a few kids and made them really care about the environment enough to do something about it, but may not be enough!
The case is just as strong, if not stronger, today. Environment is in bigger trouble than it has ever been. The planet has faced bigger anthropogenic degradation in the last few decades than ever before. More people than ever before now roam the earth thinking they have the right to rule her without a single clue about how the whole system works. At this time, one of the biggest hope is our children. Being the future generation, their awareness have the ability to finally turn the tide in favour of the environment.