Kerala Plus Two English Textbook Answers Unit 4 Live and Let Live
“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”
– Rabindranath Tagore
About The Unit
The dissemination of knowledge has provided us a lot of information about health and hygiene. Good health is not merely the absence of disease, but readiness to live with healthy mental attitudes and to let others live. This is the time to think aloud. What are we doing to protect the world around us and maintain healthy life-styles?
Any individual trying to create imbalance within our body or the world around us will lead to total destruction.
This Unit raises the question: What do we do preserve the indigenous and the natural? The Unit has a speech, a poem and an essay.
Look at the following collage:
Think And Respond:
List them out and discuss with your partner.
a. Soil erosion
b. Air pollution
c. Water pollution
d. Earth pollution
f. Drying up of Rivers
Do we do anything to avoid these hazards?
Yes, we do many things to avoid these hazards. But they are not enough. Even now people have not realized the risks they may have to face from these hazards. They pollute their soil, water and air. Through deforestation they allow droughts to happen and consequent desertification. Only when the common people are made aware of the hazards, they will improve.
Do we utilize our resources properly?
The answer is not. Some resources we overuse but some are left untapped. We dig the earth and take out all the coal, minerals and oil. We overuse our forests, destroying them. We overuse our land, making it infertile. But we don’t seem to utilize the solar energy, energy from the wind and waves of the sea.
Read the passage from ‘Kavu Thindalle’ by Sujatha Kumari, on page 107and find out the role of human resources in protecting the environment
Read And Reflect:
The role played by trees in maintaining the ecological balance in the modern world is great? Here is the Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech by Wangari Maathai who nurtures a sensitive and reverential love for nature.