It is hard to come to terms with the fact that we cannot be human without consuming. We consume meat, and vegetables, and we consume oxygen. We occupy space. We clear land to build houses for ourselves and grow food to eat. Beyond this, we buy our clothes and belongings with money that has come through cycles of countless others consuming.
It’s impossible not to consume in some way.
This is just being human.
It’s harsh, and cruel, but it’s the price of having a physical form.