Dual purposes. According to Unification Thought, entities fulfill both an individual purpose, where they advance their own survival and reproduction, and a purpose for the whole, whereby they contribute something of value to the ecosystem, as well as to humans. The orange fruit is designed for the multiplication of the plants. However, it also provides nourishment to animals, and aesthetic, sensual, and nutritional values for human beings. The aesthetic values come in the form of the beauty of the flowers, with fragrant orange blossoms even being used for weddings. The sensual comes in the form of the tastes of the fruit, whether eaten raw, as marmalade, or in orange juice, as well as the fragrance of the flowers and the fruits, with the orange scent being used in many products. Oranges provide important nutritional and health benefits, being good sources of vitamin C, fiber, and folic acid.
Creativity. According to Unification Thought, God endowed human beings with creativity. This creativity is manifested in the numerous varieties of oranges that human beings have developed, such as navel oranges. In addition, this creativity is reflected in the numerous uses for which oranges are used, such as flavoring, garnish, using the essential oil as fragrance in perfume and aromathrapy or in conditioning wood furniture and as cleaning agent, and so forth. Such human management of nature is part of human responsibility. As stated by Rev. Sun Myung Moon (June 13, 2006, Cheongpyeong, Republic of Korea), "God created all the earth's creatures as our natural environment; they are absolutely needed for human prosperity. Human beings and nature are meant to share a realm of mutual resonance, with humans as the subject partners of love and nature as the object partner thriving under human management and beautified by human creativity."
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