“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
I doubt that Oscar-winning director P. Sorrentino meant to refer to planet Earth in his award-winning masterpiece ‘The Great Beauty’, but the definition is so apt that I can think of no other.
As humans continue striving to reach higher peaks, like Icarus who wanted to reach the sun, we often forget that the greatest beauty is near us. We build the metaverse, when we have beautiful landscapes, we breathe microplastics, we pollute our air out of greed.
And the time will come when we regret our decisions like Icarus did when he approached the sun.
We have only one planet, we should take care of it.