Ishmael: The Domino Effect

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A complete stranger has the capacity to influence the life of another person. If that specific person continues and influences someone else's life, a domino effect will be created. In order to have the domino effect, Once one “block” falls the next ones will fall too and sometimes it will never get to an end. This domino effect could have a positive or negative effect. As a matter of fact, Jack Ewing, a naturalist environmentalist was influenced by Daniel Quinn with his book Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit in a positive way. Quinn was an inspiration for Ewing because of the discovered of the beauty of nature and how humanity is destroying piece by piece. Because the domino effect can have a positive or …show more content…

Many people do not think about the consequences that an action could have. This consequence sometimes is positive, sometimes it can turn negative. This path of consequences is called a domino effect. In simple words, it is a situation in which an event causes similar consequences to happen, each one after another. Daniel Quinn in his foreword describes what the domino effect is: “a cumulative effect that occurs when one event sets off a chain of similar or related events” (Quinn “Foreword” ix-x). Jack Ewing’s is one successful person who follows the domino effect by creating the Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge. Indeed, many persons who visit the Hacienda Baru came with a different set of mind in which they will follow the path of this positive ecological domino effect. At the same time, the land ethic goes hand in hand with the domino effect. Aldo Leopold describes the land ethic as the “simply enlarges [of ] the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals” (Leopold, “Land” 239). In other words, a land ethic “reflect a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land” (258). If all of the society cares about what is done to the earth and the consequences that it may have, a good land ethic will be used and a positive domino effect will be reflected. Society can take the adventure of transforming the earth, transforming a little part of each

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