When people talk about leaving behind a better planet, what does that mean to you?
We have to think about how everything that we do is preparing the world and setting up the world for the future generations. As my grandma told me: “leave everything better than you found it.” And that’s something that can be applied to anything, you know, to a room when you visit someone’s house, but that also applies to our world.
We don’t inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
My dad also taught me that when we think about our actions, we have to think about the past seven generations to learn from their wisdom and the future seven generations to think about their stability. Along with that, I am always reminded about a very important indigenous saying, which is, we don’t inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.