The Daily Dalai: “The creatures that inhabit this earth–be they human beings or animals–are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.”
They just don’t know it. Nor do they act like it. It’s one big shameless display of self-interest.
I guess when the cows start thanking us for liking hamburgers, I’ll start considering that possibility, Tenzin.
And humanity contributes what exactly to the beauty and prosperity of the world?