We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,we borrow it from our children.
Those two perspectives are both true, seems to me. But the second one is “truer” in the sense that it carries a lot more practical ethical and emotional weight.
That’s the quote for the day from the radio station news sheet my wife got at Runza (restaurant) this noon. It’s credited as “Native American Proverb.” I don’t know if any Native Americans would recognize the quote, but I’m sure many of them would sympathize with the idea.