laurenpaul8 When Aaron and I left our safari last year, I cried. I was surprised by my reaction but I couldn't help it. To be in the wild and see the perfectly balanced system that the animals share with each other and their environment was emotionally overwhelming. To then think about my own species, humans, and how money, power, and greed have infiltrated each of our short lives on this planet and made us so numb to the importance of respectful coexistence was disheartening. We learned about the devastation that poaching creates and I couldn't help but cry as we drove back to the hotel on our last drive as the sun silently set over the South African horizon. I thought about all the animals I had just come to know over that life-changing experience and felt hopeless thinking about the fact that many of MY brothers and sisters on this planet kill for sport and that my children may never get to see a Rhino, an animal that has called our planet home for over 50 million years and may soon be extinct at the hands of poachers.
The way we treat other beings directly effects how we treat our own humanity. Many take the approach that "human issues" are the most important. I could not disagree more. This idea that humans were "created in Gods image" can feed ego and give people the idea that WE are God-like...that humans take precedence and that earths resources are ours for the taking. Well, news flash, the earth and its inhabitants would survive and flourish without humans. Humans cannot survive without this earth and the natural systems that all of its inhabitants create. God, Love, The Universe, it's in ALL things. The longer it takes for us to realize that the quicker we will be facing our own extinction.
My heart broke today when I heard the news about Cecil the lions death and the barbaric way in which he was killed. The position of power that humans have on the planet gives us the responsibility to take care of things. We are the "big brothers and sisters" to all living things and we need to start acting like it.
When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, only then will we realize we cannot eat money.-Native American Proverb. #cecil
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laurenpaul8 Beautiful lunch today to celebrate the launch of @motherdenim's new 'Play Nice' tee! MOTHER is donating 20% of the proceeds from the shirt to @kindcampaign which will help support our free school programming. #playnice #bekind 2d
  •   elizagwendalyn @lbardo sick! Miss you so much 2d
  •   paint_princess That's awesome! What a wonderful idea! Instead of sarcastic, rude tshirts with attitude, how about some kind tshirts with love! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! 1d
  •   socialitellc_ We want to collaborate with you @laurenpaul8 1d
  •   vitos_nonni @laurenpal8 I'm new to your KC, but in LOVE with all of this. If only you were around when my daughter was younger. I would also like to order your Play Nice T's but not sure how. Also do you have baby line? Would love to get a onsie for my 10 month granddaugter. Never to young to start playing nice!!! :) :) 1d
  •   holidayrenee these! (And the settings!) xx 1d
  •   attractmagazine We would love to collaborate with you and the kind campaign 1d
  •   lilsoniiia Hey sweetheart i don't see a picture with your husband, for Long Time ... You can miss me so bad !! You're my favorite OTP 1d
  •   loganalucci @laurenpaul8 watching finding kind right now and just wanted to say I feel so lucky to be volunteering for your organization. You do such an incredible thing. 4h

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laurenpaul8 Oysters & cosmos with my lady.🏼 #HollywoodNana 3d

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laurenpaul8 empowered women empower women. be kind. @kindcampaign 3d

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laurenpaul8 So. many. bats. flying at my face. 😐
@lyndshay @jeremiahworld @kellanlutz @yeahbranchy
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laurenpaul8 This is so important. @yearsandyears you kellennnnnn ettttt!!!!!!!! 6d

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laurenpaul8 Back in the states and missing this sweet babe so much! Why do you have to live on the other side of the planet?! @pattigrand 6d

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laurenpaul8 Love is so good. Thank you @jeremiahworld & @mayagoodness for bringing us all to the Philippines for such a beautiful and unique wedding adventure. You are such a perfect couple and I was so proud to be standing by you in this moment. Jeremiah, I cannot begin to describe how happy it makes me to see you so at peace and with such a special woman. I you brother! Happy honeymoon and see you back in LA! 🇵🇭 1w
  •   mina.sfrd @aaghaashahryar مثلا همچين عروسي اي 7d
  •   soniarockwell Luv this!!! Mans thank you for introducing me to your Kind Campaign!!! You are such a lovely woman 7d
  •   soniarockwell I meant to say and,,. Not Mans sorry auto correct 7d
  •   roxymarta This landscape remembers kurt cobain's wedding 7d
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  •   sofieolejnik Glad you had a great time at your friends wedding. ♡ 5d
  •   p3rlynchic0 Im glad you and Aaron enjoyed your stay in the Philippines 🇵🇭 . I absolutely adore your beautiful heart Godspeed! 🏻 1d

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laurenpaul8 The Groomsmen+lady. So honored to stand by your side on your wedding day @jeremiahworld #JEREMAYA2015 1w

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laurenpaul8 Im riding a bike on a zip line and I'm 100% certain that in this moment I'm pretending I'm saving E.T. 2w

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laurenpaul8 A rare sighting of a hipstersaurus.
@kellanlutz @jeremiahworld #JEREMAYA2015
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laurenpaul8 Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. -Lao Tzu
@pattigrand @pearltan316
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laurenpaul8 Volcano climbing. Taal is an active volcano located in the middle of a lake and has a lake and an island inside of it. An island inside an island inside an island. #lost #sawyer #trex 2w

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laurenpaul8 My little Filipina princess @pattigrand This bun and I went to college together and were immediately kindred spirits. I was so sad when she left Los Angeles and moved home to Manila but I am so thankful for a friendship that can pick up right where it left off. 2w

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laurenpaul8 Heading to the Philippines to stand next to one of my best friends, @jeremiahworld as he marries the beautiful @mayagoodness! I'm so honored to be your groomslady Gerald!
So exited to stop in Manila for a few days to visit one of my favorite humans on earth, @pattigrand 🏻
Ps. Not ashamed to give myself a shoutout for packing my whole trip into this carry-on. 🏼
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laurenpaul8 Happy birthday brother you kind hearted, punk rock, world changing, ever loyal, perma-nostalgic BUN! you @kennyjamez! 3w

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laurenpaul8 So. Many. Buns. 3w

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