The planet in which we live is an anomaly. The earth is the only place we can see for many light years away which is inhabitable. It is as if we were marooned on a rock in space with no visible life for millions of miles.
We are in effect all astronauts whirling through space with no opportunity to find rescue elsewhere. We don’t appear to be very conscious of this fact and carry on as if we don’t individually matter other than to take up some of it’s real estate.
Some of us want to act like king of the hill, knocking anyone off their patch if we want it. Some of us will do anything to take away possessions from others because we are unable to earn these things on our own. Some of us think we have a superior world view and therefore will destroy anyone that disagrees with that view. Many live as if they are entitled to a continual happiness party. Still others of us await some magical date in the future where a vastly superior being is going to fix everything we’ve messed up on our own.
Consider the following . . .
Many licensed drivers in the U.S. will put more miles on their car in 1 year than the width of the earth.
Earth’s Diameter at the Equator: 7,926.28 miles (12,756.1 km)
Earth’s Diameter at the Poles: 7,899.80 miles (12,713.5 km)
♦ Planet size comparison
We have a little over 7 billion people living on this planet as of 2012.
♦ U.S. and world census clock
The bottom line . . . We need to understand there is no way off this planet for something more sustainable, happier, easier or better. We may believe things will be better after we die, but why wait until then?
Why not make this a great place to live, now? Shouldn’t this be the fun ship, not the ship of fools?
Thank you if you read this and chalk it up as a simple man with simple ideas.