“Our global society has started to destroy species of other organisms at an accelerating rate, initiating a mass extinction episode unparalleled for 65 million years.” -http://sciencemag.org
When will we remember that we are not the only species on this planet, nor are we the only one that matters? The time for most creatures on this planet is nearing an end, because of us.
We are arrogant. We are selfish, and we are violent. We do not deserve, nor will we inherit this planet. The weak will not inherit anything except pain and misery before they die. They will welcome death long before it comes. The strong will win nothing. They will live to see their children die and the things they’ve cherished so much go to ruin and realize in the end that it was not worth the price they paid.
Human beings are capable of so much, including choice, but we tend to choose the easiest, the shiniest, the quickest, and the most at the cost of the best, the right, the quality, the moral, the many, and the few. We create amazing ideas and horrible monsters. We are capable of love and torture, of empathy and psychopathy. We are our own saviors and our own destroyers. We are capable of intellect and kindness and act stupidly and mean. We understand how to understand the universe we live in and dismiss the the only method that will give us Truth for superstitious mysteries that will lead to our demise.
We dishonest with ourselves, even when it comes to saving our selves. This is on us, our parents, and our grandparents and it will be our children that will bear the brunt. We know this and yet we soldier on. We talk about problems rather than solve them because we do not face them and hence cannot find solutions; solutions that are often right in front of us.
Mother nature is the ultimate assassin; she takes no prisoners and we will not be an exception. We can pretend and we can lie, but we cannot change that truth. We can argue, we can choose not to confront, but like us truth will also soldier on…blindly. Mother nature will win; there is no contest no matter how much we believe that there is.
There is only one thing left to do, and that is the right thing. We know what it is, and we know how to do it. It is only left to us to humble ourselves, to realize that we share this planet, and must work together and within the parameters that it holds us to. We must earn the respect that we believe we are entitled. We must make the most of our capacities and act like the intelligent human beings that we are capable of being in order to save the animals that we are.