Human beings are intelligent, creative and resourceful mammals, but we are also destructive, careless and cruel.
From explosive bombs raining down in Yemen, to international terrorism, an alleged genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, environmental catastrophe and now the impending threat of a thermo- nuclear holocaust on the Korean Peninsula, I can’t quite remember the last time I felt so solemn and disappointed about the future direction our world is heading in. The question that often haunts me is how do we change this, or more insidiously, do any of us even care?
With all this negative news and fear, have we just become immune to any care in the world and have words like famine, climate change, terrorism and poverty become meaningless adjectives that have no direct correlation with our lives? Is our media to blame for purporting suffering as entertainment pieces, have our world leaders and governments let us down? Or is it that we have just become lazy, incapable of meaningful thought and lost our connection with not only humanity, but also the earth in which we inhabit.
As the worlds problems continue to spiral out of control, isn’t it time that we sought to change the paradigm, to adopt a new collective viewpoint about how we all view the world. To adopt a new language, that speaks from the heart and re-connects us again with not only ourselves, but the world we live in.
Light up the world, preserve life and keep things moving
Because if we don’t, if we remain lazy, it is quite possible that the 21st century could represent the last burst of the human species before he was extinguished, and that this is the beginning of the rest of the future now.
We are on the brink of a catastrophic disaster, but just imagine, if we all woke up tomorrow and decided to do some good for the world; perhaps, just perhaps, we could change the course of human history forever.
An article by Harry Wright