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Aren't we all great?

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by Jehuty, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Jehuty

    Jehuty Senior Member

    Humans are like viruses.

    They live inside a host, eat and grow.
    Not realising that they infect their host and damage it.
    Over time the host will be damaged so much that it dies.
    The viruses that used the host to live will then die with the host.

    Humans do the same with the earth.
    We destroy it to stay alive.

    The only deference there is.
    We know we are destroying it.
    We know that we are creating our own end.
    And do we stop?

    It's our most beautiful place in the universe, a place we call home.
    And we destroy it.

    Because just like a virus, we kill and destroy to stay alive.

    We destroy the future of our children.
    We destroy the future of animals.
    We destroy the future of our planet.

    We can be really proud, to be human, to be a tool of destruction.
    To be the most destructive thing on earth.
    To destroy our planet, the thing that gave us life, food, water and air.

    Yes, humans are great.
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  2. Mortal Moon

    Mortal Moon Well-Known Member

    It needn't be that way, though. Not necessarily. I think we screw up our environment simply because we DON'T know any better, deep down. As someone once said, our technology is akin to putting "the power of gods in the hands of children." In other words, we're not fundamentally malevolent or destructive; we're just really dumb, like every other species, the only difference being that we've been "blessed" with way more power than we know what to do with.

    I think that if dogs could build cars and nukes, they'd be just as bad for the planet as we are :D

    Anyway, "with great power comes great responsibility." If we can just grow up a little and learn to use our immense capabilities in a more beneficial way, we'll turn out alright. (BIG emphasis on the "if", though.)
  3. Clockwork Reality

    Clockwork Reality Well-Known Member

    Well, the sun's going to expand into a red giant in a few billion years anyway and destroy everything here regardless.

    And besides, once we inevitably wipe ourselves out we have the comfort of knowing that cockroaches can live ten days without a head, live in subantarctic temperatures, and withstand several thousand times the radiation levels that we're capable of.

    The meek shall inherit the earth, they just have six legs and shit everywhere.