Saturday, December 12, 2009

Arrogant Fools We Are

I just finished reading “Winner Stands Alone” by  Paulo Coelho. Although it was a good read,it did not leave a impact on me except for a small part.The Lead character at one point raises a question about global warming and so called Man’s cruelty towards Earth.

“How can we be so arrogant? The planet is,was and always will be stronger than us.We can’t destroy it,if we overstep the mark,the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing.Why don’t they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

Nasa_blue_marbleIts a valid question…isn't it? I mean we shouldn’t be worried about the earth but about ourselves,Human Race as we are collectively called. Actually the posters and banners should read “Save Mankind” (from the atrocities of Man actually) But that would be just selfish,so we try and paint a different picture and say “We Strive to save Earth”

They say the water level is rising and we are cutting down trees,so many species have become extinct etc etc..So what?, May be there will very little land or no land above the sea…may be the world as we know it will become a Water World of some sorts with underwater forests and aquatic creatures.Only thing is we may not be alive to see how the world turns out…may be millions of years later, the new intelligent species may figure out that millions of years ago,that two legged animals ruled the land..

I am not rejecting the views by scientists or activists,I am just saying may be they should convince people to save electricity and reuse & recycle as much as possible not to save Earth ,but to for our own survival.

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Not  Acme of Evolution But Arrogant Fools We Are

3 comments:

  1. Rightly said M.J......at this rate,the earth will again become a ball of fire and the evolution will start all over again...it is us who will be wiped out and not earth...

    Excellent observation :))

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  2. Thanks :) ..credit goes to Coelho :D

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