An Open Letter To Everybody “I’m Sorry” – Apology Letter
We live in today’s generation,
Mind you we never wanted an alteration.
Well I am sorry for the generations to come
Because we ruined the resources, the trees we cut and the good things we dumped.
We did not think about how you guys would have been fascinated by the animals
But we did leave you horrors and tragic of their skulls.
Well I am sorry on behalf of every individual human being
We never realized how special the earth was until we looked back and saw it was never the same.
Like a broken marriage, we never thought how special it was until it was gone.
We cut down all those trees and made money out of it – the things we wanted.
We have been spending it all along and forgot what we really needed.
Well I am sorry we left you with our mess while trying to do something
We left you Amazon dessert where there were trees millions and billions of them
Oh! You don’t know much about trees
Well they are great, they give us oxygen to breathe, purifies water, gives us food to eat and place to live
But we burnt them all one by one to make a football stadium and eventually make money
When I was a child I read that all the people are responsible for the land they live in
Saving resources for 7 generations
Well, I am sorry because today’s generation does not know how to live for tomorrow.
I am really sorry because we kept profit above people, greed above need, the rule of gold above golden rule
We never knew that this destruction we made was named as progress
We poisoned the sea, we polluted the environment and created a bigger mess
And if we still think that global warming is not an issue
Then ask those people who are living on the street because their houses have been washed away by increasing sea levels
And if we still think that climate change is not issue
Then ask those Africans kids who have to live under the sky and suffering from diseases.
If you say you love the smell of the fossils and decays
Then ask those kids who have been forced to wear a pollution mask when going to school.
You can certainly ignore this but the thing about truth is you can deny but you can not avoid.
We can not call this a mistake and error because this can be corrected
A simple step is all we need and stand for the trees and the environment.
When the trees get infected, scientists don’t look at the branches, they look at the roots
So that’s all we need to do is focus on the roots.
And I do not talk about the branches of the corrupt politicians
We are the roots and we are the foundations
This earth is our only home and hopes to stay
Because I am sorry we did not find out another planet to live
We are not apart from nature
We are a part of nature and we should not take this place for granted.
To betray nature is to betray us and to save the earth is saving humanity.
Whatever you are fighting for whether it’s racism, feminism or any ‘ism’
It won’t matter in the future because
If we do not save this earth nothing will matter
The equality you are looking for won’t matter
Because if we do not unite ourselves to save this earth
We will be equally extinct.
The earth is 4.5 billion years old and if you condense the life of earth
Into 24 hours then we have been here for just 3 seconds.
3 seconds to destroy everything that was made for us.
We have humbly named us homo sapiens meaning wise man
But are we really wise?
It is good to be smart but not too smart for your own good.
Yes we did make machines, found about the universe to search for new homes
But at the same time, the machines we built has caused a massive destruction.
In the quest of searching homes, we neglected the home we are living in.
This cannot be wisdom.
While wisdom listens when intelligence speaks
But brutally covered the scream of the mother nature and closed our eyes to all her help wanted signs.
We have created the extinction of animal by 1000 times and increased crime.
Elephants went, tigers are gone, polar bears gone in just 3 seconds.
Species who have been here more than we are gone because of us.
The only planet in the solar system has been disgraced.
We are a miracle because we are perfectly distant from the sun so that
We do not get burnt and not too far from the sun to turn into ice.
We are perfect in this paradise and the trees just don’t give us medicines
Coincidentally, but because we are family.
The problems are not climate change or global warming
It is the symptoms and problems of us
The result of doing and the consequences of us.
It is up to you to make an effort and use the time as essence.
Why don’t we take a step forward and afforest
Because that’s how our mistake can be corrected.
Let’s think about the generations to come
And not leave them with the messy planet.
Make a synergetic effort and use our wisdom as we are named
And then only we can move to the 4th second.
I am not sorry because I know we can redirect this mess.
This letter is emailed by the Writer: Susaan Basel