I came across a quote recently.
"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” --Aldo Leopold
Now, folks. I want you to really read this quote and think about what it means to you.
Most of us today live in a world of luxury. Even those of us that don't think we have it so well, have it pretty darn well.
My take from this quote is that not everyone needs to own a farm to understand the foundation of our luxurious lives but we need to take the time to appreciate our roots, agriculture advances and the technologies that have lead us to the lives we live.
Sometimes I really truly think that people don't understand how they ended up where they are today. Often times, I see people biting the hand that feeds them.
We get upset when the "power" goes out and our energy bill goes up but do we think twice about heating our homes with our own energy?
I am guilty and you are guilty.
Energy and food provided for us, yes, with a price tag is a luxury, not a right.