If there is one thing you can't say about humans, especially the modern variety is that they are elegant. We are rude, obnoxious, know-it-alls petty little creatures sniffing our own bottoms in awe and admiration.
If there is one thing you can say about the universe as a whole is that it is elegant . it is precise it is always aspiring to harmony and balance, and it is working, maybe not in the way we like it to work, but no one is asking us and that is not a bad thing.
The human race is everything the universe isn’t, and it is completely our fault.
Now, nobody is perfect and you always have defects and deviations, you always have something missing, something out of place, something that does not go hand I hand with the noble equilibrium. It is a fact. No use trying to deny it and the sooner you get used to the idea, the better your life will be.
I have learnt to accept some of the problematic aspects of life, some of these imperfections in society, in modern life, even in myself. (well, I am actually still working on that last part, but if I say I learnt to accept myself you will think I am so enlightened and will probably give me more credit and read what I say in a more somber and serious manner, so I might as well fib a little).
The one thing that really rattles my cage is the unbelievable arrogance humans have adopted through the millennia.
The fact we have managed to trick the world into temporarily letting us be on top of the food chain has given us a sense of superiority that most human specimens I know do not really deserve. Actually, most specimens of the human race I know can hardly tie their own shoelaces and would not survive five minutes in the 'real' world.
The problem with being arrogant is much more severe than the fact it annoys me. Yes, even with my inflated ego, annoying me is not the most crucial problem in the world. The problem with this arrogance is that sense of entitlement we seem to have. It is OUR world and we can do whatever we want with it.
Pollution? A small collateral damage which is really not such a high price to pay for our comfort and greed. Extinction of thousands of animal species on a daily basis? C'mon…how many types of birds do we really need? All the fish look the same in the end, so there is a little less variety, big deal. And polar bears? When was the last time you really needed a polar bear? I mean, really, other than a coca-cola commercial when was the last time you have even seen a polar bear?
We are the masters of the universe, we conquer space, we bring civilization to the wild, we suck the marrow of every mountain, every field, everything is just an asset to be used, a resource. Natural resources. Not nature. Natural resources.
Every time I see a tsunami, a tornado, an earthquake I smile a little. I know, people are suffering, lives are ruined, livelihoods shattered, but the image I have in my head is that of a world, that like a big dog is scratching and shaking his leg in order to throw off some of the parasites that are drinking its blood. I can understand it. I sympathize.
You go world. More power to you.