I am displeased about the fact that there are some people who litter indiscriminately. I asked myself, “What kind of person does acts of such a hideous nature?” I came up with this concept: some people litter because they believe in separateness; their current idea about life is limited and they don’t adhere to the belief that all life is interconnected.
Unfortunately, not everyone believes that the planet that they live on is alive. So, out of ignorance, they leave a trail of garbage everywhere they go. I have seen people discard their refuse through their car window; when they were finished with their snack and soda, the wrapper along with the empty bottle ended up at the side of the road.
For the record, litter can block drains resulting in floods. It can also become a breeding ground for rodents which could contribute to widespread diseases.
Children need to learn the importance of keeping their environment clean; learning a whole lot about Gaia can help with this, because when they learn that the planet that they live on is alive, they will approach life differently.
In the meantime, everyone can do their part by placing refuse in garbage bags and in designated bins throughout their neighbourhood.