I’m a humanist.
That means I like humans.
And I don’t just like humans.
I believe in them.
Humans, are, we think, the smartest organisms on Earth.
We have created farms to feed us, cities to shelter us, boats, cars and aeroplanes to transport us, and the technology to connect us all in our relatively short time on the planet. What’s more, we have created so many other things, from works of art to palaces to monuments, and far beyond.
We’ll continue to do whatever is possible to make sure we survive, while enjoying ourselves in the process. That is great.
Frankly, though, most human endeavours do not focus on this. The focus is not on the group, it’s on the individual. Each human sets out not to see its species survive, but for itself to survive. And we need to work on that.
The problems with our planet are very fixable. We have enough food to nourish twice as many people as there are on Earth today, and do so indefinitely. Large stretches of our world could be made liveable, to facilitate that growth. And this could all happen soon.
But it won’t happen soon. Our mindsets won’t change until our empires fall. Most of us won’t live to see it. Most of us won’t want to.
In the end, though, it’ll happen. Humans will respect human endeavour.
I believe it will, at least.
Now we just have to make it happen soon.
I don’t believe I’ve ever reblogged personal sentiments from anyone here on TDH, but this one just hit the nail right on the head.