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  • Ross shared from Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill
    Perhaps our fatal flaw is inquisitiveness. We don’t know how to let an opportunity go by. If an object exists in this world, it can’t stay intact, unexamined, unused. We’re biological capitalists. If it lives we’ve got to make the best of it. We’ve got to hunt, cook, and taste it. Whatever it is, we’ve got to harness and ride it, pluck it and transform it, shave it down and build it up. We just have to glue, mold, freeze, and melt it into something else that hardly resembles that thing in its virgin state. We’ve got to get our hands on every last scrap and transform it into something...
    Note: "We're biological capitalists. Whatever it is, we've got to harness & ride it, pluck & transform it"