Every so often, my brain has a habit of stopping dead in its tracks and marvelling at the world, at how far humans have come, everything we’ve achieved up until now. It’s a pretty incredible thought (even if I do feel rather like a 5-year-old in the way that it affects me so profoundly). I can’t help it, there are just so many awe-inspiring things in the world, that humans have helped create.
And then again, there are times that I blink and get such a clear view of the big picture, of the state the world’s in, that I can’t help but get down. We have something so precious, and we’re letting it fall to pieces. I just wish people would wake up and DO something. We’re pretty close to boiling point and the situation’s starting to get critical.*
The sad thing is, I don’t think human nature can change that much; at least, not enough to do what needs to be done.
*I want to clarify something: I am not an eco-warrior. I do believe that everyone should try to be greener, recycle, use less energy etc, but there is so much more that the world needs in order to keep going and to keep prospering; not just physically, by cutting down on waste or whatever, but also socially, culturally, economically, politically. It’s like we’re sinking into quicksand – we need to distribute the weight evenly in order to pull ourselves out of it.