Sunday, April 18, 2010

we have gone too far and not far enough...

I think about this all of the time. Did you know that science knows more about the surface of the moon than it does about the deep sea? Humans are, by nature, very curious animals. We want to know why things work and by doing this, we can progress as a species, as we have been doing for centuries. Curiosity killed the cat is an expression that comes to mind. Is it possible that our own curious nature will be the downfall of us? Maybe if we don't learn to help those in need and try to solve issues that are already eminent, we will lose touch and fall into a place of ultimate doom. Yes, I know this sounds a bit dramatic, but if you think about it, we are a bit backwards. NASA spends billions and trillions of dollars on research to go to Mars and explore Europa and figure out when and impact of an astroid will occur that will threaten our existence, but what is the point of all of this when we can't even ensure proper lives to the habitants of our planet, regardless of astroid or not. How can we even think of settling on another planet when we can't take care of our own? This earth is so beautiful. It really is extrordinary just how fortunate we are to live and be human so we can experience the planet in it's entirety. Every time I walk outside, I try to soak up the beauty, not matter if it is raining, snowing or a sunny day without a clou in the sky. Aren't we lucky that the sky is so blue and the plants are so green and that water can reflect that? Why are we searching for greener grass when we have it all right here? I understand the need to satisfy curiosity of the unknown, but no matter how strong that desire is, how can we abandon our own? There are people starving to death every day. There are a sleu of problems that need fixing and there is a lack of money too. Maybe we should curb our curiosity for just a while and use our other humanly capability; compassion. It is in us as a species to fix what we have done and make our species thrive in conjunction with the thriving of the planet. If we don't try to fix what is wrong here, then what is the point in caring if the sun explodes or an astroid smashes into us? Curiousity killed the cat.

How is this allowed to happen?

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