Looking at the world from other species’ points of view is a cure for the disease of human self-importance.

Michael Pollan

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“A Plant’s-Eye View.” TED2007. Mar. 2007. Conference Presentation.

Source: "A Plant's-Eye View." TED2007. Mar. 2007. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from the 2007 TED Talk given by Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The quote is reflective of the main point of this Talk: that humans are just one species among many, and that trying to imagine how the world looks to another species can make us realize that we, as humans, are not the center of the universe. Watch the full TED Talk here: Michael Pollan - A Plant's-Eye View