There is one paramount thing that all of us have learned from the new norm: Wherever we go, whatever we do, whoever we touch, however big or small the daily actions that we choose – each one of them has consequences. You and I coexist; we are never alone on earth.
At some point, we need to embrace the fact that every movement creates waves. Every decision made, will either improve the planet or worsen the planet’s future. And whether or not we consciously choose to, we will accomplish one or the other.
The recent pandemic has taught us that we cannot rely on luck or circumstances to keep things in check; instead we must believe in the power of cause and effect. Hasn’t mother nature shown us that the seed we plant today is indeed the fruit we reap tomorrow? Imagine sowing seeds instead of plastics all these years. Imagine the lush forests that could-have-been instead of landfills underneath our feet. Masa untuk membumi.
No more wasting and regretting. From now on, wherever our feet may take us, have a closer look at our surroundings. What can we do better? How can we be better so that we deserve the honour of living on this earth? We are more than just citizens and residents – we are humans first. And this home is all we have. It’s time to return to our humble roles and roots.