Do we act like guests or colonizers? I think this is a very good comparison to make. Colonizers are arrogant and take over. Guests come for a visit, blend in and don’t walk off with the towels.
This concept applies whether we are tourists or property owners. A colonizer takes away the resources and isn’t concerned about what is left behind. A guest takes care because it is a privilege to be there and wants to be invited back again.