Steve Irwin: The World Is Our Family
We come here in community.
Steve Irwin: Yes, thanks for connecting with me. As you can tell from my voice, I am indeed as energetic as ever, on to the next project which for now is making common cause with anyone who has even the slightest inclination to protect the natural world.
Conservation. Let's preserve and protect the miracles we have been given. We are working on it from this end, but we need help. With their growing population and technological skills, humans are encroaching on the domains that others call home. As a result, wetlands, jungles, and rain forest habitats have been pushed aside and “re-purposed” in ways that cannot be sustained and which leave all of us poorer.
We must not forget that there are souls in those habitats. Souls just as important as those belonging to any human being because we all come here in community. Yes, we need rules and structure, but we do not need the extermination of one species by another however unintended.
The joy of community is everyone's birthright, but it is being murdered the world over by folks who don't understand. What we need is for everyone to experience this joy for themselves.
Knowledge and experience, that is the way forward. I loved what I did, not just the animals but the human faces lit up with the joyful discovery of connection to species so similar in their needs, in their souls, but so different in form and habitat.
That joy translates into conservation and salvation, not just for the protected species and habitats, but for those who have made that connection and seen themselves as equal participants in the world’s community.
If I had one wish to go out in the world today, it would be to plant the seed of joy in every human heart and instill in every soul the deep understanding that we are all one family, that we take nothing with us but the love and joy we have offered and received.
So why not go out and meet your extended family and find some of that joy right now? You will love it and so will they!
August 1, 2021
*Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian zookeeper, television personality, wildlife expert, environmentalist, and conservationist. Wikipedia.