Man, The jewel and the thorn

 From birth we struggle to adapt and survive. We learn to walk, talk, reason and adapt. As we grow we learn that we can also adapt the environment to our needs. First we adapt it for survival in the form of our home. Then we adapt the environment of the home for comfort with air conditioning and heat. We create light to over come the darkness of night. Humans are the only creature that will adapt the world to suit himself. All other creatures either adapt themselves or seek better environments that suit them. Though we may not be the only species that utilizes tools, we are the only ones to use the tools to make machines and technologies. The odds for one species to develop and advance as far as mankind has are very slim. According to scientists the odds of having life on earth were also very slim. Mankind is a jewel in the naval of the planet earth, but we also are the thorn in its side. The more we advance the more we abuse the lush and wonderful home we have. Eventually our technologies may become less toxic to our home but will that happen soon enough? Mankind has many challenges facing him in the future. We will have to improve our technologies, overcome fear and prejudice and learn to work together. Seems even though we have came along way technologically we seem to have a lack of growth in our Psychology. Though we have improved our intelligence we still are slaves to our instincts and emotions. Maybe one day we will be the masters of both but till then all we can do is try to do the best we can.


About Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.
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