We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
We are consumers. It's true. We cannot be without use of what nature provides. When hungry, we must be nourished. When sick or injured, we must heal. And let's not be so dry ~ we should enjoy our time here and be entertained! Should we not?
Most of us don't struggle much to have these basic needs fulfilled; it is only a matter of reaching into the pocketbook & zipping a credit card through a machine. Most of us don't forage or hunt or build or make and so many of us don't think about exactly what it takes deliver the products we use from their raw materials state to our point of consumption. With time, this convenience has driven us to excess and disconnect. Too often, the answer to consumer demand punishes the very source of our blessings. The Earth and its inhabitants pay the cost for many modern business models.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
So. What can we do???