Smoking in the girls’ room, sneaking a drink, napping
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Jeff Fearnside’s writing has appeared in Rosebud and the anthology A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service (Peace Corps). He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The human definition of the natural world is always going to be too small, because the world’s more diverse and complex than we can ever know. We’re not going to comprehend it; it comprehends us. The question is whether we can use it with respect. Some people in the past who knew very little biology were able to use the land without destroying it. We, who know a great deal of biology, are destroying our land in order to use it.