There’s a tree that grows here in Germany and the same tree also grows near the Mediterranean Sea, where it’s used to higher temperatures. Scientists took southern seeds and planted them in the Black Forest. It was the exact same tree species but it didn’t grow well. They did molecular genetic research and found the local fungi in the Black Forest didn’t like the trees from the south. So humans say “this is the same tree species” but the fungi says “no, it’s not and I won’t co-operate with it.” We need to remember it’s a human definition to identify something as the same species. Highly specialized fungi and insects, for example, may disagree.
Cassie Langstraat wrote:So I know we already have a thought of the day thread in this forum and I know there are quite a few quotes on there but I wanted there to be a whole thread just for quotes. It doesn't have to be anything related to permaculture or homesteading but it totally can be if you want.
I generally try really hard to be an original thinker, and I try to have my own thoughts and insights. It is something I highly value. BUT sometimes I just LOVE sitting on my butt after a long day of thinking and just soak up smart people's wisdom. That is why I am creating this thread. Of course I would love for the quotes to inspire you to think about something, but just in case you have had enough thinking and processing for the day, you can just come to this thread and just veg out on some good ol quotes from other people.
Here is my first one:
"be softer with you. you are a breathing thing. a memory to someone. a home to a life" - nayyirah waheed
In a society that strives to make us feel never good enough, this short quote really resonates. We sometimes need to stop being so hard on ourselves.