i think my love for this planet and all that it gives has gone overboard, because when i hear and see things like animals being mutilated for human entertainment, or hearing about the damaging effects of fracking to human health, or the watch the result of natural disasters to the environment and communities alike… i just can’t control the disheartening emotions i have. i’ve become too emotionally tied in with something that was supposed to be a passionate, life-long commitment to helping change these things.
i think part of my uncontrolled state is that i’ve become aware that even with all my efforts, i could only make a dent in the changes i want to see happen. i can lead by example, share on social media, even move myself into a career that would give me a power to make remarkable changes.
but this will not eradicate all that has been done.. and i believe humanity is doomed regardless of the environmental issues at hand.
we are evil creatures. we are like parasites to this planet. even the dinosaurs, who once roamed the earth destroying and consuming mass amounts of resources, were not as horrendous as humans. and why would we deserve such a gorgeous planet that is so abundant with life and reward? we have given nothing to deserve this.. the church teaches people that we were given Earth as a gift from God and yet we treat it like it’s inexhaustible… humans won’t realize this mistake before it’s too late…
or it won’t matter! because like the dinosaurs were killed off, our time will come to an end. whether it’s due to severe climate change, or a celestial force, or even aliens, we won’t be here for much longer. soon it will be our turn to die off because this is how the universe works.
and in the end, my conscience will be clear because i wasn’t living a life full of evil, listening to the impulses of greed or lust or gluttony. i will be dedicating every day to being a better person and making a better world, even that change only extends to the edges of my property. at least i will have a clean conscience. i don’t believe in heaven and hell, but i do believe there is more beyond this life.
i’m not perfect. i’ve made mistakes. but i learn and grow from them. and i have not given up on my goals. regardless of my lost hope i will keep trucking on!
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
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