The Human Condition
Being the apex species on earth, being human has not been a walk in the park. Perhaps it is the responsibility that comes with having dominion over every other creatures on earth, but arguments about whether we have been taking care of the planet or destroying it is still on. There are different ways to surf on this sea of troubles being caused by humans daily.
To start with, we could talk about the tons of wastes – organic and inorganic – being generated by humans around the globe yearly. The problems with this is that:
• These wastes are produced due to our daily activities, some of which are essentially for survival;
• An efficient means of recycling or managing generated wastes does not exist.
It’s ironic how our daily activities are detrimental to our home, our only home. For example, transporting from one place to another daily especially to find our daily bread is inevitable. For the world to spin, gears and wheels have to move. The mechanization of everything aimed at making life easier and better has been a major contributor to the gas blanket forming in the atmosphere, and trapping heat from the sun.
Global warming has been a major concern for the world in recent years, and even though the warning bell is being rung, we seem to be doing nothing to avert the situation. Or am I wrong to say that? Perhaps we aren’t doing enough. The reason I had decided to write about this today is because of a fracas that happened in the farm today. One thing led to another, and I believe the ruckus that lasted about 2+ hours was a means to several ends such as closure for some and a means to finally clear a smoke that had been looming in the air for long to others.
I heard a harsh, yet somewhat truthful realization today. “WE ARE ALL BIASED”. This was said by one of my classmates as the rumpus ensued.
The question I ask is: WHAT IS FAIR?
I remember sometimes last year, a friend had casually asked me if I thought I was a biased person, and he went on to say that sometimes, we’re mostly bias and we don’t even know it. (Unconscious bias). Well, I would say I am yet to read more about that and fully understand what he meant.
Moving on from bias, today was an eye opener as to how an impression or do I say what we want to be an impression of someone can greatly affect our perception of said person. It is so easy to not give people benefit of the doubt, as we subconsciously already have an impression of people, and that often leads us to believe that people are not so much more than the impression they have shown us.
As we strive to make our life filled with joy and happiness, going on with our daily activities and trying to survive the condition we find ourselves in each day, it is important we remember that the earth the world around us is changing, and it is changing fast. Let’s try to stop our habits that contributed negatively to the ecosystem, and do more of the ones that help the ecosystem. Plant flowers in that space just behind your house, plant trees when you can, help the needy and do the little you can to make the world a better place. I assure you that if we make this conscious effort together, we will find that it is a step in the right direction. Together we can go it.
Thank You For Reading 🖤🖤
We can help in our little consistent efforts. If everyone does his/her part, it would be really awesome. Also, the huge contributors of wastes and pollution are big industries. Hoping they will get to find ways to shift to more environmentally-friendly systems.