I've heard it one too many times. I'm sure you have as well.
"I'm only hurting myself."
Insane isn't it? Do people who say that truly believe it?
There is not one single thing you can do or say or omit to do or say that doesn't affect every living, breathing entity on this planet from the tiniest grain of sand to the largest mammal to the densest rock and yes, the atmosphere, the universe and beyond.
The old saying, "no man (or woman or child) is an island unto himself" is true. We and the lovely old earth we inhabit and the solar system we float around in are all connected.
Each day I intend to renew my pledge to bring awareness, intent and thoughtfulness to my words and actions because, I am NOT just hurting myself.