I think innately, our purpose in life is make living better, easier, all in a natural way. That in our efforts to make life easier, we are not destroying the planet, but working with nature.
Raping the planet is like spending on credit...one day the balance will come due and we won't have any way to repay it.
What I'm also seeing in my growth is that as I become more and more joyful for no particular reason in life, my lifestyle needs are getting more and more simple and basic. I'm seeing that with a healthy body and mind, not much more is needed except to keep both healthy. Then the spirit is free to grow in consciousness.
Being able to live a really simple and basic life makes it immediately clear that this planet spoils us with riches....look at all the combinations of food available for example!!
I wish the world would wake up to this...we don't need borders or armies or hundreds of religions creating "spiritual" borders either. We just need to be ourselves.