Time for Tears . . . Time for Action
I must say, not much gets me teary, but I won't mind telling you the outrage and sadness I felt over this story, and I did indeed shed a tear. Such a beautiful animal here on this earth for millions of years and we killed it; the first cetacean to go extinct in modern times. We did it. All of us. Whether you live in China or not, the world is connected. I have said it time and time again - everything you do makes a difference - and all of humanity shares this terrible burden. And make no mistake, this magnificent dolphin is not an exception. Plants and animals go extinct every day all over the world. Rarely are they so large and magnificent as this one, but each is an important creature nonetheless. 'Who cares,' you may ask? Shame on you! Life's richness does not come from owning the biggest SUV. No one ever dies saying, "Gee, I wish I'd had more money, or more stuff." The richness of life is in its diversity, and the diversity of this world is dwindling, my friends. However, just as we all share in the sadness of our failures, we also share the joy of our successes. Letâ€™s keep fighting for those successes and one day they will outnumber our failures.