Meaning of Life

May 16, 2008 5:34am CST
Have we ever wondered why we are here on Earth. As a dominant species, we have colonised every nook and corner on Earth, pushing innumerable species to the brink of extinction, thereby seriously disrupting ecological balance. Our tremendous greed for resources have turned us into the provervial wood cutter, who cuts the branch on which he is sitting. Inspite of several grim reminders in form of natural catastrophes we are overlooking the facts for temporary short term gains. This is the Macro view. What about Micro. As a individual, what's our responsibility.Are we ready to sacrifice a little for betterment of other species and our future generations. Setting aside any idealistic principles, I believe our life is to polish and enhance our natural abilities to smoothen the natural process of evolution, but not at the cost of our natural environment. what's your view on this ?
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@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
16 May 08
Well, I don't think we have any reason for being here. We are just here. I agree with what you said about the human race being greedy and destroying the earth. It is frustrating and I wish we were not so driven by money and wanting more "things". We really have no responsibilities as individuals, unless of course we care about the environment and earth. We give ourself responsibility and I think it is a choice. Most people choose to do nothing. I don't know if it is because they don't care or they don't realize what is happening. Many people think that the environment is fine and we will all continue to live our lives this way. I think that once we are gone (however long that will take) the earth will once again flourish and it will be a lovely thing. Until then we are going to start to suffer more and more. I think everyone needs to look at what is happening around them and act accordingly. Do they NEED to buy that new product, whatever it is? Do they NEED to spend money on environmentally-unfriendly disposable items? Do they NEED to eat 2 pounds of meat a day? I think that once you start realizing the effect we are having on this earth it is hard to turn your back. At least I hope.