Homo Sapiens

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When will humankind learn that in order to survive and thrive as a species we must accept one another and learn to get along? There is no other way if we want to live a balanced and fulfilling life; the life we are here to live. Our planet is delicate and so are we. As we destroy ourselves, we obliterate our natural environment.

Looking at history, I fear we have learned nothing from our past mistakes. We continue as a species to wage war on one another and our planet. We are greedy creatures caring more about our status than our ethics. Our behavior can’t go on forever without ending humanity and our planet.

There is always hope that a new generation of humans will one day see the light and start making the changes necessary for humanity and this beautiful planet to flourish. As hatred becomes a thing of the past, new generations of humans will see as they study history that yes, we Homo sapiens did finally learn from our wayward ways. Love has a way of doing that. I can almost feel the anticipation for that day to arrive.

β€œWe are very, very small, but we are profoundly capable of very, very big things.”~ Stephen Hawking

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27 thoughts on “Homo Sapiens

  1. Mammals in general don’t seem to get well within species. Herds maybe or packs, but not even there always. I wonder if there’s any hope for us.

  2. We’ll get there Michele, the road just has a few bumps though πŸ˜€

  3. We need to leave the darkness behind Michele,
    and find the light. Great post.

  4. smilecalm says:

    doing our best
    so that what comes next
    continues our beautiful
    aspiration of interbeing πŸ™‚

  5. inesephoto says:

    We have to get along, exactly, and stop looking for the negative in everything.

  6. Invisibly Me says:

    A timely post, and I agree, we should be working together not fighting one another. There’s enough tragedy and uncertainty in the world, without adding to it. Without waging war. I hope for that day in the future where compassion wins out over all else, too.xx

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  8. Michelle says:

    Great post……love, compassion and acceptance are the future. Let’s hope that each generation understands and lives by these crucial values. We can only get better!

  9. Karen Lang says:

    Anne Frank always reminds me that while there is so much pain and sadness in the world, she always focused on the beauty that still remains. Let’s grow that beauty each day within us and around us! Great post and quote Michele πŸ’•πŸ’š

  10. What a beautiful soul Anne Frank was. Thank you so much Karen for your encouraging words of wisdom and love.

  11. Pazlo says:

    Sadly, our accursed brains outpaced nature dramatically. Between big brains, opposable thumbs and linguistic communication, humans raced past the planet’s evolutionary speed and began to do all sorts of unnatural things. Damming rivers, draining swamps, scraping off six inches of 4 million-year-old topsoil to have it blow into the Atlantic Ocean. Short-sighted, selfish and greedy are some primary descriptors that come to mind. As long as there are riches and money in the world, there will people desiring it. On the surface that doesn’t seem all bad, but this leads to oil drilling, fracking, manufacturing DDT and other toxins, spraying it wantonly on crops to ultimately wash into rivers. It leads to manufacture and sale of illegal drugs and other contraband. As we have seen, human greed will eventually lead to aggression, war, persecution, enslavement and murder if necessary.
    Then there are the innocents. Folks that didn’t realize they were doing anything wrong or destructive or irreversible when they killed all the bison, harvested all the whales, chopped the tusks off of every white rhino and African elephant, poisoned the California Condors or cultivated the homes of prairie dogs and sage grouse.
    Nature can fix this, save the planet, and eventually return to something of a natural state. Well, a natural state plus micro plastics and nuclear waste and devoid of a great number of species.
    I believe the only way she can do this is to wipe out Homo Sapiens, or at least reduce the worldwide population to something manageable.
    Say…a million people?
    We need to keep hoping and working. We also need to understand how to be as effective as we can given the circumstances in which we must operate.
    Save what we can, and say farewell to the rest.
    It’s okay if you think of it in a cosmic sense.
    It would not be unheard of for the Cosmos to wipe out just about every living thing on the planet and start over.

    Seek peace,

    Paz

  12. Wow Paz, you have explained the problem wonderfully here. Each of us can do our part and it all helps, but big money, greed there is no answer for. I find hope in my granddaughters and in all the youth that just maybe they will turn the tide before it’s too late. But, I wonder, is it already too late?

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