This post starts off with my new found love – the Infinite Monkey Cage podcast. Today a statement was made that said that really made me think. There were lots of mindboggling statement, assertions and theories but the one that hit home was “my ancestor is a rock,” and oh my it is. If you think of the birth of our planet, this Earth we call home it is true that we are related to rocks. It is said that the dust particles joined together to form the basis of a planet. The molten planet then over time gave rise to life, us, how ? I have no idea but it did.
Therefore, why can’t we get the message that we need to look after Mother Earth? It’s actually true she’s our mother, we derived from her and will go back to her when we are no more. Our past and future are intertwined, we are interdependent! OUR ANCESTORS ARE ROCKS. You wouldn’t hurt your mum so why destroy the earth without a thought?
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” ― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
“The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space