Learning from Nature
Nature is material word, especially as surrounding humankind. Nature can also means place of living things to do their activity. Nature has two main component, biotics and abiotics. Biotics means life components, or the living things. Birds, ants, grass, trees, mushrooms, bacteria, or even organisms that lives on your drinking water and ourselves, human. They’re all the living things, biotics component of nature. Abiotics component means unliving things, such as water, soil, air, rocks, minerals, heat, and else that plays role in ecosystem. They’re affected the living things in the ecosystem.
Last , I said ecosystem, ecosystem, so what is ecosystem? Ecosystem is a relationship between biotics and abiotics component in nature. For example, a riverside ecosystem. There are water, algae, fishes, frog, soil, and plants. They’re affected each other. Other example, rainforest. Rainforest is the most fertile ecosystem. Many of plants and animals, form the biggest to the smallest live in rainforest. Rainforest has ideal temperature, a lot of soil, and others of abiotics component that support biotics component of ecosystem grow and live well. The biotics and abiotics component combined and become ecosystem. So, if one ecosystem combined with other ecosystem, they’ll become bioma.
We all know that we’re part of nature. Human population is the largest population of animal kingdom. We have highest position in ecosystem because of our mind. A population of duck can’t make a huge city with all the facilities like humans. A population of chimpanzees can’t make a rocket and begin a space journey like humans. That advantages not often makes us forget about other members of nature. We just concerned ourselves.
Have you ever stop from your daily life, get out from your routine, and realize what is happening with your environment? I realized this when my English teacher gave me assignment to make mind map about learning form nature. For the first time I was confused. What should I write? Nature is just nature, a forest, animals, just something like that. That was something in my mind at that time. I have study biology for long time, I study about environment, acosystem, and nature for long time. But at that moment, I am confused. Iam not a philosopher like Aristoteles. So I decided to find some inspiration form Internet. From that I found some new knowledge.
We can learn responsibility from ants. As we known, ants has position in their colony. The queen have to lay eggs, the workers has to treat their queen. If they don’t do their task, they’ll kicked out from colony. It’s same of colony of bees.
We can learn optimism form birds. Birds go out from their nestin the morning to find foods. They don’t know how many foods they will find. But in the evening they go back with full tummy.
We can learn from butterflies about how patient they are. They do a whole life cycle from worm, cocoon, until become a beautiful butterfly.
As human in 21st century, we must improve ourself. We can learn from snake that molted their skin. We also have to give benefits to others, we can learn from ocean that gives us foods, keeps up the water cycle, from bees and flowers with their mutualism symbiozise, from plants that give us oxygen for our breath.
Friends, there are a lot of things that can we learn from nature. Things that makes us better person. Things that help us become a human with great attitude. Things that makes us a human that support ecosystem, not a human that destroy the ecosystem.
The problem now is how to learn from nature. The most important step is realize that we’re part of nature and nature is part of ourself. If we have done that step, Iam sure that nobody will destroy the environment. Second, we must be thankful to nature. We can’t breath if there are not plants, we can die in three days if there are no water. Last, apply what have you learned from nature.
Friends, let’s make world a better place. Nature have taught us many lesson to be a proper human, a part of environment. We are part of nature, so let’s act like we’re part of them.