Is humanity defective?

This piece is along the same lines as my previous post, so if you like this one, then check out ‘what should we be afraid of ?’ as well.

I’ve always found it difficult to trust people, suspicious of every motive a person has, suspicious of why they might want to know things about me.  I think that we must all find it difficult to trust to some extent because there are things we all keep secret, things that we will never utter to any other living soul.  Why though? What makes humanity so untrustworthy that we wouldn’t even trust those closest to us with those things. 

I happen to believe that humanity is defective.  Perhaps that is merely my excuse for everything that we have done, because if we are truly made as we were meant to be, then what cruel design it was.  We have what seems to be an uncontrollable tendency towards greed above sustainability, self-preservation above others, self-obsession over empathy.  Why must we fight so hard to control those things, to make people care about the world in which we live? If we were not defective as a species then why is destruction the first path we take, why not preservation?

We claim to be the most intelligent species to have ever existed, and yet we may become the only species to have sown the seeds of their own extinction.  Too wrapped up in proof and evidence and science, all man-made things, when what really matters is that we are harming nature, and we can do something about it.  Arguing the technicalities of who caused climate change, global warming and what proof is there, is simply avoidance, because admitting it means having to allow someone to take an element of control, to impose a regulation on your movements.  People don’t like to be controlled.

No other animal is like us, in fact we see ourselves as so superior that we don’t regard ourselves an animal at all; but we are.  Perhaps we should act more like animals, follow a few more rules of nature regarding our surroundings.  We call someone an animal as an insult, to insinuate that they are some kind of monster, but animals kill because they must, they kill to eat.  Tell me, why do humans of history kill or start wars? I’d argue it’s mostly driven by greed, all war has had some kind of personal gain for someone.  It’s far worse to be called a human than an animal.

I hope that there’s enough people out there that we can change that.

Polluted planet, polluted mind

POLLUTED PLANET; POLLUTED MIND

When our planet is dying
When our people are getting fatter
When suicide is a leading factor
Of death in first world countries

Do you think maybe there’s a link?
And maybe that’s our connection with the environment?

But if nature is our miracle cure,
Stop throwing rubbish on your mother’s floor.

Olivia.

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Where do we belong?

Have you ever felt like you belonged somewhere? Really belonged? Somewhere where the people don’t judge you, or you have no fear of being judged.  There aren’t cliques or worries of being friends with the right people.  There just people, people like you, trying to find their way in world full of monsters that aren’t exciting like the ones we find in fantasy, but are instead made from humanity themselves.  Our heroes don’t have the luxury of saving the world from an alien enemy, because in reality, the only enemy we have is ourselves, humans. We care too much about our image, about what people think of us, we tend to forget what really matters.

It’s hard to find a place in the world when your species is destroying it, when it seems humanity itself is no longer fit to be here.  I hate the greed that our species seems to harbour, the pointless jobs that only serve human needs, not the needs of the world.  Or shouldn’t they be the same thing?  I think a lot of people feel that way, but we tend to give in to society, to peer pressure. 

There are many religions in this world, but why do so few worship mother nature?  It is only by her grace that we keep living, and you can’t deny it.  Whether you believe in religion or in science if we continue to destroy her, climate change will strike back, and then there will be no one left to feel out of place and depressed in a world we have made sick. 

There are few moments in this life when I have felt completely alive, all nerves awake and feeling, and all of these have been when in connection with the beauty of nature.  A stunning sunrise, a meadow, a forest alive with colour and sounds, proof that we have not destroyed everything beautiful quite yet. 

I think it’s no wonder mental health illnesses are on the rise when we have polluted our planet to the point we consume microplastics without noticing and our seas are sick with the same poison.  How can we claim to belong anywhere, when our own planet, the only home we all share, is rejecting us because our self-obsessed greed is leading to the extinction of innocent animals that we share this Earth with.  Should we be surprised that we feel alone?

We have to take responsibility and make it right, create a world where we all belong, humans and nature alike, because if we don’t, climate change will make it right for us, and there will no place for humanity in that world.