posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:41 PM
Human Beings are argueably the most unique and intelligent species in our universe.
Is that worth saving?
Do we have a moral obligation to preserve our species, and take care of our beautiful planet for those who come after us? Is that worthwhile?
We are very flawed organisms, and we don't at this point have a choice in the matter. But there is something very important about human beings.
It is something we just know. On some level, we know this. To be born human, is to be born something special.
You said: all that was good has died.
For every act of greed I will show you an act of generosity.
For every hateful act I will show you an act of mercy.
For every destructive force there is a constructive one.
One could argue that our civilization might not be worth saving.
I don't think "happiness" is the point. I don't. I have glimpses of it, sure. But would I describe my life as "happy"? I don't think about
it. I don't think about being happy. But I like it, I like my life. Whether or not I'm happy all the time is irrelevent to me.
Coffee in the morning. Leaves in the fall. The freshness of April.
Watching the dogs running after bumblebees. Watching my nephew come out of the birthing room with tears streaming down his face, and a huge grin at
the same time, carrying his 5 minute old son.
No, I am not a pollyanna or Mary Sunshine. But neither am I anhedonic.
When I saw the title of this thread the first thing I said to myself, was "no platitudes"!, lol.
But I do want to quote Gibran from his book The Prophet. He is speaking on Joy and Sorrow.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say "joy is greater than sorrow, and others say, Nay, sorrow is the greater".
But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon
Humanity is worth saving. Yes. Indeed we are.