Surely man’s task cannot be summed up as being the Garden of Eden’s caretaker, to tighten loose screws and clean up spills here and there.
Man is charged with a greater mission, namely, “which God created to do (laasot).”
Man was created to take dynamic action, not just to preserve the present state of things.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Talks on the Parasha