11/3/16

Jane Goodall - Human vídeo en español

“Me llamo Jane Goodall y tengo 80 años, mi trabajo consiste en dar esperanza...
Cuando dije que quería irme a África con 10 años y todos se reían de mí, mi madre me apoyó y me dio un consejo, me lo tomé muy en serio y siempre me lo repito:
Cuando se quiere algo, hay que trabajar para conseguirlo, aprovechar las oportunidades y, sobre todo, no renunciar…..
Estoy en la gloria cuando paseo con un perro, porque los perros me hacen inmensamente feliz. Con un perro eres tú misma y ellos también son ellos mismos. Cuando era niña mi mejor maestro fue un perro. Me enseñó que somos parte del reino animal.
El planeta puede satisfacer nuestras necesidades, no nuestra avaricia.”


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My name is Jane Goodall, and my age is 80. My job is giving people hope. I learned from my mother, so much, the importance, I think, of support. Because when I was  child my mother supported all my crazy love of animals. When I wanted to go off to Africa at age 10 and everybody laughed at me, she supported me, and she simply said, which I took to heart and repeat again and again, “If you really want something, you have to be prepared to work very hard. Take advantage of opportunity and above all, never give up.” In my life right now, I’m 80. There is so much left to do. So I would like, I would like to go back and give myself a bit longer. But as it is, I don’t know how long I have to live, but certainly it is every year takes me closer to the end, whenever that end is. And so there’s this feeling of desperation. There’s so many places I want to go, there’s so many people I want to talk to, there’s so many hearts I want to reach. And I’m just me and I try to use this electronic stuff and it does work to a certain extent but it’s not the same as being there and sensing a person and trying to get in there where it seems impossible to do. Education is not the sort of education we think about when children go to school. I think education is learning from experience. I think we continue to be educated throughout our life. And I think every day brings it’s own kind of education and we can learn from it. If we keep our eyes open, our ears open, and think of every day as an adventure, then each day will give us a lesson. I have many kinds of happiness. I’m completely happy when I’m alone in nature. I love to be alone in nature. It makes me very happy. I’m really happy when I sit around with friends in the evening, particularly around a campfire, where we can tell stories, drink a bit of red wine. I’m totally happy when I’m walking with a dog because dogs make me really, really happy, because you can just be yourself with a dog and a dog is always himself or herself with me. And when I was a child, my great teacher was a dog. A dog who taught me, we’re just part of the animal kingdom and that we’re not the only beings with personalities and minds capable of reasoning and certainly not the only beings with emotions like happiness, sadness, fear, and despair. Nor are we the only beings capable of giving and receiving love. The biggest problem that we have as environmental activists is to fight the power of money. Because there is absolutely no question, there are people in government who truly agree when I talk with them. They agree that this mine shouldn’t go ahead, or that dam shouldn’t be built or Monsanto shouldn’t be allowed to test its seeds here. It’s corruption, really. The might of money, the corporations that hold governments in their hands because of lobbying power and so forth. It’s really frightening. If I’m allowed to change a few things, if I just have this magic power, I would like to, without causing any pain or suffering, reduce the number of people on the planet, because there’s too many of us. It’s a planet of finite resources and we’re using them up. And that’s going to mean so much suffering in the future. I would like to alleviate poverty because when you’re poor, nevermind the individual suffering, you’re destroying the environment because you have to. You have to cut down the last trees to try to go a bit of food for yourself or your family or to make charcoal. Or you have to buy the cheapest food, even if that did cause horrendous suffering to animals or child slave labor somewhere else. So, alleviate poverty. And maybe the hardest of all, but what I really, really, really would love to change is the unsustainable lifestyle of everybody else. We’re just greedy. And I always think of Gandhi’s saying, “this planet can provide for human need, but not for human greed.” And that is so right.

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