Here's Blog Quote #505...
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar, is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar."
WOW.. if Miller is correct, then this must be extremely valuable.
As in life or death valuable.
To the caterpillar, its squuiisshh into and onto the next life, so to it- it's as important as it gets.
Thus.. it must be pretty important to the child as well. And we AGREE THAT IT IS.
It's all about respect for life, for our fellow creatures on the planet, and for nature.
Its also an exercise in curiosity.
Abuse of power.
Killing innocent things.
Co- existing and getting along with others.
We are likely scratching the surface on the amount of life lessons available here--
Lessons that could go into having a discussion with a youngster on the value of not wiping out a soon to be beautiful butterfly, with one step.
So as Crosby, Stills, and Nash once sang, "Teach-- your children well..."
That's my view...what say you?