Why is it that humans who live, currently, think only of other humans, as a matter of what is important for this world that we live on? Are not ants important? What about bees? Do we arrogantly think that we can live without any insects, plants or animals?
Sometimes, I think that we are experiencing 'our turn' at the human cytosphere, and that when we die, we may morph into the tree cytosphere (realm), or the rock-o-sphere. Yes, sitting up high in glacier valley looking down on the river flowing out of our iceflow valves.
Karla: Why is the ultimate question. I have to use an analogy to try to compare things. Ants. African army ants devistate when they march across the grounds and eat everything in their path. They feed and mate with the queen, and the cycle continues. But they find they have limits when they run into a river or canyon cliff. As they re-trace their steps, their numbers deminish through starvation, war, riots. They reach an equilibrium after a while, but is their a better way for the ants? Now, transpose this on humans. Since our first realizations that our 'queens' needed food and shelter to perpetuate our species, we have marched across the entire planet, consumed a large amount of the planet's resources, and now we are seemingly confronted with the 'river' or 'canyon' barriers. Like the ants, we continuosly retrace our steps to try and consume more on a different path, but the paths run around in circles, and the barriers are beginning to have an impact. Death, wars, destruction, disease, hate, violence, greed, starvation, take-take-take.
We have to learn how to co-exist with all living life and stop marching to the beat of our primal forebearers. We must conserve and think intelligently: Yes, I see the barriers and I choose to improve my garden. Oh, I must share food with my neighbor whose latest crop went fowl. No need to fight for that resource, I'll freely give it to you. But in return, if I am in need, please return the favor. Your sick, let me use my medical knowledge to make you better, free of charge. Imagine if we could surpass money and live like this. We have to change, or we will perish.