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Only Human
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By MaGLIL   |   Watch
Published: March 24, 2019
© 2019 MaGLIL

At first glance, this is just another illustration lamenting the state of plastic on the Earth and in the ocean. It can be, but that is not the entire point.

I have noticed a minor trend on deviantart and other places, a sentiment I don’t agree with. People are calling humanity evil and selfish because of the pollution and the waste.

I’m not going to go over who is contributing the most waste, because the world economy is a single organism as far as I’m concerned. Whether it’s the corporations, the development of third world countries, poverty and lack of education, it’s all connected. Yes, selfishness and greed take part, but that’s not the whole picture.

Humanity, for the most part, is made up of hard working individuals who just want to experience the best life for themselves and their families. The environment is in crisis, but it is an accident created from lack of knowledge, not a deplorable sin.

People don’t take action because they don’t know how much power they have. They don’t know, because many feel powerless in their lives and in the world.

It’s easy (and IMO lazy) to condemn and judge instead of having compassion and showing support. Condemnation can only go so far. Encouragement paves the way to true innovation and solutions to our problems.

Pro-environment does not have to be anti-human.


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BaurealHobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you
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269-millionHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been longing to read this truth written, and written so well. Your drawing is beautiful, too. :)
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Lovely art and I agree with your sentiment 100%
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IceshtaHobbyist Digital Artist
<3 love your art and the meaning behind some of the drawings you make! 
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