I’ve heard it in conversation and also have known people who have done it and it’s perhaps one of the heights of the human centric view, at least the Western view that we can actually buy and own land.
Back in 1800 or so there were 1,000,000,000 human primates and in 2021 there are 7,800,000,000 and still growing. In 2020, just 366 short days, despite deaths through the corona virus, wars, other diseases and old age the human primate population increased in number by 80,000,000. That’s not the number of babies born that’s the additional number of babies born, the equivalent of reproducing the population of Switzerland ten times over, once a month almost.
In those two centuries or just over, those few generations have taken over more and more land, they’ve migrated, settled, destroyed forests, meadows, woods and grasslands and killed countless animals and probably wiped out innumerable species because every individual wanted a “small piece of land”. In the minds of the individual it’s just that, a “small piece of land” but scaled up and the human primate has devoured a large part of the planet. In the US alone 2% of the surface is grass, an area the size of Greece, where once forests, meadows, grasslands and woods once stood wild and that are now covered in a flat pesticide soaked green wasteland mown short using climate change generating tools.
For the sake of the planet, ecology, evolution, biological diversity individuals must stop thinking in human centric terms that they need to buy a “small piece of land”.
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