Every life, no matter how tiny, has a role to play in the balance of nature. I respect life and avoid, at all cost, being responsible for ending a life, even that of a tiny spider. Respect for life and for others seems to be waning in our society these days and it is painful to watch. How do we return to a time when manners, politeness, respect all added up to a more comfortable and rewarding way of life? I have no problem with progress, but losing one's soul to greed and selfishness is the beginning of the end and I fear that is where we are headed.