Whatever They Think

Even cutting down living trees for building primitive, tiny structures seems violent to me now — something a survivalist might build in the woods. Picking up riffraff isn’t quite as bad but is there enough for everyone?
Considering that there are billions of people on the planet and the billions upon billions of trees that’ll need to be chopped down for their not-always-tiny homes, seems like considering war.
Can’t we just build everything with hemp?
It seems that hemp might have made itself available for this kind of abuse because it responds so well to it — cycling in almost no time while a tree needs so much time to become a tree with plans to be the air we breathe and home to other living everything-the-world-needs-kind-of leaves and barks and seeds and critters crawling and climbing to their tallest heights and down around their feet and in and out everywhere.
Bamboo could be used as it grows fast too — and rocks except that lots of things live under rocks and moving them means moving someone’s home.
It’s just a violent world we live in.
Violence everywhere that seems impossible to steer clear of.
The Jains take nonviolence to extremes and even mask their mouths to keep from killing things in the air they breathe.
When did humans become so nonchalant about killing whatever they think deserves killing?
I guess I should have been a butterfly or Princess Pollyanna.

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