Feb 7, 2008

"I believe that as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering."

"I'd like to share a revelation I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with their surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to another area, and you multiply, and you multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure."- Agent Smith, The Matrix.


Why does it always take a monster or an alien or some android to teach us the value and importance of earth and nature? In the movie the The Abyss, the alien threatens humans with dire consequences if they don't stop all the wars and killings. These are just movie characters. But in real they have a very valid point.


Has anyone ever given a thought as to why we need to develop?? Develop what?? Develop whom?? At what cost??? What is the goal??? The goal can't be development. Development is a process to get somewhere. But I think we humans have forgotten about the end point 'The Goal' and we are concentrating more on the process of development.


The so called 'Developed countries' don't seem to have arrived at their destination. The 'Developing and Under-Developed countries' as the name suggest are getting some where.. but where??? Where is all this taking us??? It's a vicious circle. You have this, then you want that, then something else. Individually or nationally no one can be ever satisfied. We are depleting all our natural resources in the name of development.


The UN guided Bali summit on Climate Change have declared that we need to cut down our emission levels by 80% as per 1991 readings by 2045 to just barely save our planet. That is before it reaches the 'Tipping Point'. [Tipping Point is the temperature which once crossed will lead to uncontrollable meltdown of all ice caps all over the world. Ice has a tipping point after which the melt down is self sustained.]


The so called 'Developed Countries' are apprehensive about reducing emission levels because that means they will have to shutdown currently functioning industrial units. They are worried about economic consequences!!! The developing countries and under developed countries have their own dilemma!!


WHICH HONESTLY I CANNOT UNDERSTAND!!!


Nobody can deny that we have only one planet. If we ruin it we have no where else to go. Worse still, if there are really any aliens out there and they know what we have done with our planet, do you think that they will allow us in on their planet???? Seriously consider it.. Would you???


Suppose taking the Bali Summit report seriously all the countries do shutdown their industries and everything in the name of development is stopped. What do you think will happen???


With all this education and social advancement, technological advancement etc are we in anyway better than our forefathers who were supposedly technologically backward.


Bottom Line:: We, Humans are neck deep in shit. And its high time we set right our priorities and for once work for something that really matters.

11 comments:

  1. hmm.. m commenting agn on my own post!!
    i suggest tht we should go back to animal ways.. whts wrong if we just hunt and eat and laze around. thats wht all of us hv bn craving for right??
    wht great thing have we acheived by inventing trains tht run at 300kmph or planes that race against the speed of sound???

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  2. I agree with your thoughts...it is indeed true we consider ourselves modern & show it to others but I also think, we have changed very little inside...nice reading!

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  3. hmm, touchy topic. I do not agree with you when you say "whts wrong if we just hunt and eat and laze around. thats wht all of us hv bn craving for right??"
    --what's the point of being the most superior species if you wanna behave like ny other animal?

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  4. @ kalyan
    Welcome to my blog. n thnx :)


    @ busy writer
    being superior species, we ought to act like one too right?? we cannot destroy the habitat of everybody else.
    btw.. Welcome to my blog :P

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  5. "Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
    For y'all have knocked her up.
    I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
    I was not offended
    For I knew I had to rise above it all
    Or drown in my own shit."

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  6. nice post.
    since the past week mumbai has recorded very low temperatures in the nights..its kinda scary.

    but i guess life finds a way, somehow it will

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  7. Even Mahatma Ganghi has Stressed the importance of protecting our environment.....But we realise only when ousiders tell(like Matrix, Bali conference).

    You have raised important question about development. We do not have singe answer of what development means. Pleople have to understand it first to realise the importance of nature and sustainability.

    US preach one thing to the world and practice other...It's not accepting the norms to reduce the pollution which were accepted by all the countries at a conference in canada(i don't remember the name exactly).

    Thanks for selecting a good topic....

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  8. @ setu
    nice lines..

    @ CRD
    life finds a way.. hopefully

    @ Indian Farmer
    yea.. US is a major hurdle at all climate change conventions. Kyoto Protocol did not succeed coz of the US.. they didn't sign it.

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  10. humans are animals. we should not think we are great. just another animal with the ability to blog.

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  11. @ known stranger
    very nicely put.. just another animal with the ability to blog :P

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