posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 05:13 AM
We live in a world of finite resources. Real simple biology: A population is supported by their use of local resources. If those resources are over
exploited, the population as a whole suffers. It's not just humans who follow this biological principle, but all of nature: Once vital resources are
tapped, kaput, no more, the only thing that follows is death. We all come into this world equals, and we all leave this world equals. You can't
take anything with you, and if you look at it from a certain perspective, accumulating inanimate objects to hold onto, to focus all of our energies
upon is completely irrelevant - your stuff will become some others stuff once you pass, ad infinitum.
Resource exploitation is a necessity to survive, but that exploitation can become wholly detrimental to a population when taken to extremes, and at
some point, in my humble opinion, it will lead to the fall of man-kind, as it has for countless species before us, and it will continue to happen to
countless species after our passing.
And who is really "rich"? One who accumulates physical goods through-out their life? Or one who strives to experience the multitudes of what we
refer to as reality.