Assignment Ten

Today’s world pushes us to look at the systems and traditions we see as normal and reevaluate their meaning. When I read Allegiance to Gratitude I couldn’t help but look at the pledge of allegiance from an outside point of view and while I appreciate the value in having pride in the country you live in, I also couldn’t help but think about what the world would be like if we took time to appreciate the Earth on a daily basis. In the US especially there tends to be a disconnect with people and the planet, and something as simple as teaching children to appreciate what the Earth provides instead of just seeing it as something we take from could be so beneficial. On an individual level but also for pushing a new generation of people that will create positive change.

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