I never thought about Ivory trade like this before. I was recently informed by someone well versed on the topic that ivory trade is like the drug trafficking in the USA. At first I didn’t think it was important to change my thoughts about Ivory because I believe no matter if the problem is big or small that it shouldn’t happen. They shouldn’t harm, harmless elephants. Then I realized that a lot of people, who aren’t animal people, don’t really care that the elephants are being slaughtered. Not that they are heartless but just because they don’t believe it’s there issue. Animals will solve their own problems you know. But wait if you are someone who thinks this way then you have to realize what actually results from this Drug Trafficking type of scheme. Not only are elephants being slaughtered, but the people killing them aren’t just people wanting to get rich quick. It is actually armies and rebels and groups of people selling Ivory for hundreds of thousands of dollars to fuel their weapons purchases so that they can then in turn slaughter people. So for all those non animal people out there I hope you are at least people people. Realize that the Ivory trade is not only killing elephants but destroying any semblance of government in Africa and therefore slaughtering innocent people as well.
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Have you ever looked at a beautiful human being who had a weird mole or crooked nose, but still acknowledged in your mind that they were uniquely nice to look at. Have you ever looked at that person and wondered what they think when they look in a mirror? Do u ever compare it to your own thoughts when u look in a mirror? “O look at these silly breakouts or that crooked tooth” those things that no one else actually really cares about. Do you think those uniquely beautiful people realize their beauty are only see that mole or flaw? You know how you acknowledge those people in the world, those wonderfully beautiful people that probably don’t realize how amazing they are, well did u ever think that maybe you are that person? What do people think when they look at you? Not the petty things, but the grown up analytical and artistic thoughts that go beyond attraction. The symmetry of a face or the depth of eyes, that pointy canine or super flat front teeth, dimples or even the best smile, those things that you don’t see but other people do. Not only a spouse or your mom see it either, lots of people see those things but just because they don’t come out and say it like your mom does, doesn’t mean no one sees it. Embrace every flaw and look beyond them, look at your face like a strangers and love yourself for who you are.
The very nature of the world is chaos. Even if you aren’t dramatic or artsy, the science shows the chaos of the world. Entropy and Enthalpy. It’s the reason when you wash and dry clothes you don’t open the machine and find them already folded. It could happen about a one in infinity chance but it could happen, it doesn’t though because the world is happier in chaos though its inhabitants don’t agree. Humans strive for neatness and everything against chaos but it’s an impossible goal because human beings themselves are chaos. Everything that we are: relationships, emotions, love, anger, happiness. It is all born from Chaos, we must except the chaos, yes fold your clothes and keep your mind neat but don’t fight the chaos, fight with the chaos, except and understand.