I was driving down through a decidedly suburban bit of Connecticut today (gah). And noting the lawns. With all their leaf piles: oak, pine, lawn clippings, some maple. Some finely chopped, some just raked. All neatly stacked in nice long rows. By the Side Of The Road for the Garbage Truck.
I am most assuredly not a follow of Gaia*, but I sometimes wish Mother Nature would whack people over the head. Hard. Preferably with a tree branch.
*I was on my way as parish clerk to attend the Diocesan annual convention for the Episcopal Church!