Care is a precious mind.

Care means how much value we ascribe to something: how much do we value a person? How much do we value something like the natural environment? How much do we value the fine details of our work, and the fine details of the people and systems we interact with.

The industrialization and colonization of our world has been driven by caring deeply about wealth, growth, and specific groups of people. Industrialization has required that people not care about the fine details of natural world, aside from how it might benefit us. Colonization has required that people not care about some other groups of people and animals.

We cannot undo whatever damage was done by those actions. We can try to repair damage and allow damaged systems to recover. But what we must change is the lack of caring. To do that we must make space by reducing our level of self-concern to replace it with concern for others.