The trap of trying to control
Let go, let be, no control.
On visiting my local wood a year ago at Pitchbury outside of Colchester I made the mistake of suggesting a pond should be cleared of the wild vegetation around it. “Why?” said my guide. I realised my error of inflicting control upon wild nature. Although to my eyes the pond looked untidy and chaotic, this was the sort of chaos that nature thrived upon. Making a wild pond look beautiful would have devastated unknown numbers of animals and plants, inflicted stagnation and death on a pond ecosystem.
Scientists in the appropriately called “Journal of Wildlife Management” have called for half of the UK deer population to be shot each year to preserve trees. As usual the experts and ruler needs to answer problems by death and destruction through control. Apparently academics living in ivory towers of universities are being allowed to influence decision makers with intellectual opinion lacking wisdom. Nature has its own means to control populations, in nature everything balances out to a natural harmonious order. The same mentality is behind the plans to kill badgers, or proposals of killing grey squirrels. Humanity is unable to let go, to let nature take its own course to find the natural balance, to heal itself.
The need to control extends to business. Microsoft was recently fined by the EU for failing to provide a choice of other browsers with its own version. Why must a business be forced to include a competitors products with its own?
It is worth watching out for all these proposals and tricks by the powers that be to control nature and people, it is amazing how much manipulation and control is going on when you wake up to it. Control always ends in disaster.