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Robert Macfarlane — The Worlds Beneath Our Feet

On Being with Krista Tippett

3 Jun 2021

50mins

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Robert Macfarlane — The Worlds Beneath Our Feet

3 Jun 2021

50mins

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Quote

"Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion."

Ideas

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We sometimes forget the world beneath us because we can't see below our toes.
We can look up and see literally trillions of miles. We can see light coming from stars across the universe, across the galaxy. But we look down, and we can't see beyond the grass or the tarmac.

But in much the same way that there's an infinitely complex and fascinating world above us, so too is there below us.

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We sometimes forget the world beneath us because we can't see below our toes.
We can look up and see literally trillions of miles. We can see light coming from stars across the universe, across the galaxy. But we look down, and we can't see beyond the grass or the tarmac.

But in much the same way that there's an infinitely complex and fascinating world above us, so too is there below us.

2

Go beyond just being a good child or a good parent, ask yourself; 'Are we being good ancestors?'
What we do in our time on this Earth, no matter how insignificant, will have a permanent and lasting effect in this world.

Every action and person we all touch, has flow on effects, and it is through all this, that the world inevitably evolves.

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Go beyond just being a good child or a good parent, ask yourself; 'Are we being good ancestors?'
What we do in our time on this Earth, no matter how insignificant, will have a permanent and lasting effect in this world.

Every action and person we all touch, has flow on effects, and it is through all this, that the world inevitably evolves.

3

Our relationship with nature is one of entanglement; where our impact on our environment impacts us.
We as a species, have too long thought of ourselves as a superior species that can draw on the world as an inexhaustible resource.

Where in reality, when we take away what nature has to offer, we're taking away much of ourselves & our future.

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Our relationship with nature is one of entanglement; where our impact on our environment impacts us.
We as a species, have too long thought of ourselves as a superior species that can draw on the world as an inexhaustible resource.

Where in reality, when we take away what nature has to offer, we're taking away much of ourselves & our future.

Questions

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Can you think of a way you can be a better ancestor?

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Can you think of a way you can be a better ancestor?

What else is in the episode

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How the root of something often branches off into more

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How the root of something often branches off into more

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How ice captures memories & funghi are like superheroes

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How ice captures memories & funghi are like superheroes

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How darkness if a medium of vision - and descent, a movement toward revelation

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How darkness if a medium of vision - and descent, a movement toward revelation

Who is Robert Macfarlane?

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Best known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people and language, which include The Old Ways, Landmarks, The Lost Words and Underland.

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Best known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people and language, which include The Old Ways, Landmarks, The Lost Words and Underland.

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