I like to keep my blogs short so this is going to be fun. It was three thirty am and so, of course you lie there thinking about life and the universe and I thought what a fitting way to end the ‘Me’ theme for now. I went through a stage of wanting to be an astronaut but I soon realised my own insignificance. Something that has been bothering me for a while is mankind’s self importance. This planet was born fifty five billion years ago and we want to save it. I wonder, does the planet know this? Is it grateful? And, as it has another fifty five billion years left to live why are we saving it?
We’re saving it for ourselves, which is quite funny when you think that we are the ones also killing it. But this is what we do best; build, destroy, save and kill.
We humans live on average 80 years. This is not impressive in the scale of the universe. In fact Tortoises live longer than we do and you don’t see them running around saving the Earth.To be fair they can’t run and I think eating leaves takes precedence over most things.
Sharks haven’t evolved for a million years because they are perfect so they are content swimming around eating seals and divers.
We are still evolving at least I hope we are. I just had a terrible thought; what if we have fully evolved and this is it?
Of course there is another side to this evolutionary coin. God. If you are a God fearing person ( which I’m not but I see your point) then you won’t be too concerned about the environment. God made Earth and as such still owns it, so it’s probably in safe hands.
What makes us think we have to fix it? Do we really believe that we are the most important part of planet Earth?