Environmental theory and collection of ideas/Ethical environmentalism good advice

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Some people might think that ethics is all about goodness and love, either unconditionally or to earn respect. Ethics, however, as a science has selfish goals originally, and its primary goal is not gaining respect, but survival and happiness, health and power. Thus an ethical teaching should consist of good advice and the related arguments in order to achieve the noble goals. This ethical system gives ten pieces of good advice which can be useful to people and Nature, as people are part of Nature.

1. Rest enough, if you can. If a person doesn't rest enough, then his/her mental abilities might decrease. If people worked too much, then the world would be less natural.

2. Try not to be a servant of those who are less perfect than yourself. If a person is not independent enough and he/she is not free, then he/she is not happy. Living creatures are more free than robots, and the independent economy is more environmentally friendly than the modern. It is more difficult for the poor to observe the law.

3. Don't rule out the possibility of what can possibly be proven true, and do not believe what can possibly be disproven. If a person rules out the possibility of wonders, then he/she might err. No one has proven that there are no wonders. Wonders and Nature do not come from humans, but can help humans. If a person learns primarily from books then the words do not take a strong enough root in him/her. There are misleading teachings in the world. If we want to learn based on direct experience, then we shall keep the original source, Nature.

4. Do not read, write, listen, or watch too much fictional works created by people. Too much fictional works might drive you away from the better knowing of the reality.

5. If people do good to you, return it, if possible. If others know that someone follows this policy, they might help him/her more. Revenge and gratitude are natural laws, which do not need administration and can complement the other laws. People's deeds have consequences in Nature.

6. Protect the natural life. Natural life has already helped humankind in many ways, and it will probably return the good in the long term. Natural life is more trustworthy than genetically modified creatures. If people protect natural life, the results are visible.

7. Limit the extravagant consumer wastage. If a person wastes much, he/she might get accustomed to it and he/she might get more dependent. The practice to limit the wastage can make someone more clever. Some environmental problems came into being because of wastage and overconsumption.

8. Limit overpopulation. If people get overpopulated then one person gets a lesser share. Natural areas are lessening because of overpopulation. The rate of overpopulation increases the environmental problems.

9. Limit technology. A person cannot trust technology, because it might serve others. The more advanced technology is, the more wrong evil people can do. Technological development is one of the causes of environmental problems and dangers.

10. Try to live long. We do not know how death is, but life is usually bearable. Healthy lifestyle, buying healthy food and physical activity do good to the environment, too. If someone prepares for his/her own survival before the collapse, then he/she wants to lessen his/her dependence, and if dependence from trade lessens in the world, that will probably protect the environment more.

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Further readings[edit]

Unknown - The Ten Commandments (from the Torah or the Bible, Old Testament)

Unknown - The Apostle's Creed (or, The Old Roman Symbol of Faith)

(Saint) Stephen I, first king of Hungary - King Stephen's educational letter to (Saint) Prince Emeric

John Stuart Mill - Utilitarianism (Fraser's Magazine, 1861; London, 1863, 1879)