posted on May, 1 2012 @ 12:49 PM
Originally posted by ahnggk
Originally posted by wishful1gnoranceswitching to hydro-, wind-, solar-power is wishful ignorance. The Earth's climate will change as
inevitably as the Sun will explode.
And btw, I don't care if we kill ourselves. Sure WE will cling and fight for life, as death is our greatest fear; but people die, that's life. We
need to stop trying to play god.
While I'm not so well at all in my life right now. Living on just enough to not starve, got no savings, no wife, no kids, no possessed. In other
words, I got nothing to lose, I possibly got nothing to look forward to, I'm not afraid to die.
I still value life quite well, I would strive to help others whenever I can. Whenever I have free time, I'm also striving to continue my research on
alternative energy sources on very little resources, ahh the irony.
It's not the bad you see in the world that matters but if you can change the world for the better, no matter how insignificant you might think it is
or no matter how wishful the idea is. The first step always begins with you, not the lazy way of hoping that everything ends now!
My point isn't stop doing good cause we're f****d, I am not Larkin. If you look back up to my earlier point I think this will make a little more
sense, out of context, it seems I'm just a pessimist. I'm not, look at my signature, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". I live
by that, of course I want to put something into the world that is beneficial. Even small changes cause the butterfly effect, so obviously ever point
counts. But the self-centered mindset of humans, and their thought provoking debates on global warming and climate change are not things we can deter
or affect. Maybe in micro-climates we can make change, for instance the smog levels over Cali in the early 90s. Obviously something could be done
about it, stop the cause and there will be no effect.
However on the scale of the Earth and life that inhabits it and it's longevity, we have no lasting effect; only temporary escalations and
retractions. If we melted 50% of the earth's surface with lethal radiation levels, life would still continue, either we'd evolve, or die. Other life
will continue, and long after the radiation levels have ceased, life will continue. If the earth decides to throw us from it's back, it will, If it
perceives us as a threat, it will wipe us out, either through disease or natural disaster. Still to the point, this doesn't mean we root up every
tree, and suck up every oil well. To allow national policy to give way because of this, is ridiculous.
I know my points seems contradictory to a degree (or completely) but they do line up in a metaphysical aspect. F*** the human race, but don't
purposefully destroy it. Don't believe the hocum, but respect the idea. Don't be passive, but somethings won't change. You can make a change, but
not really. That is our reality, and until we can focus on making ourselves less reliant, more prosperous (not profitable), invest in knowledge and
moral development across the globe, we will never see the changes we pursue. As long as power and greed dictate human life, it's futile to make