After I came back home from the tour, my son wanted me to read him a book. It was an album of wild animals, including an elephant, lion, tiger, rhino, bear, dolphin, shark, which are all sadly in danger because of human activities. Instead of just naming them, I told him all about the wrong things that humans do to them and that we shouldn't buy these animal products, or tickets to animal shows, in order to protect them.
Surprisingly, he understood. Now, as a young child, he knows that wild animals belong to the wild and it's wrong to keep them in the zoos and aquariums which aren't their natural habitat.
Being a parent gives you the privilege to touch young minds, and I'm really honored to have the chance to teach him something right, something bigger than us. I finally realized what I could do. I can tell as many people as possible what I've learnt and let them decide which way to go. Just as how my eyes were opened, now I pass on my knowledge to others.
I still won't call myself an activist, but I'm willing to take my share of responsibility to protect the planet that we share with all living things, and that we all call home. There's an old saying in China: