“Wow…I just watched #RacingExtinction and all I can say is Wow. We have to fix this fast.”
That was a simplified version of my reaction to the new Discovery movie Racing Extinction that I tweeted to show the slightly informed, but often mindless, people that I cohabitate the planet with. A cohabitation that can be a bitter soul-less experience if taken too seriously. Not to get too grim, but instead to observe reality, just as the Racing Extinction has done clearly and so profoundly.
This movie struck some very deep chords within myself as well as most others who have the mindfulness to be concerned with what the **** is going on in global environments that drive so many species, so many PRECIOUS forms of life, into extinction. Also known as the point of no return. This movie has animated a sensational part of my psyche that I cannot and ought not to ignore or take lightly. I left the couch feeling both heart-broken and very angry, and I mean VERY angry. Here’s why,
1. People don’t care enough to change the world.
2. People are too self-absorbed to care about the environment.
3. People are responsible for this epic disaster.
4. People are scientifically illiterate.
Now if you look closely you can find a common theme or perhaps even a word that ties all these points together. Can you guess what it is? I bet you can.
It’s us. We are the giant thorn in the side of a large population of the fauna and flora of this planet right now. We also have a duty to fix this problem we created through our self-absorption. Every able-bodied human being who is gifted with abstract thought and reasoning as humans typically are has a sacred responsibility to leave the world better than they found it. This means getting off your butt, caring about something other than your bills, job/career, immediate/personal problems, taking a detailed look at the world around you through the lens of science, and acting to solve problems in the world today. Because ultimately you can make a difference. You can make a difference alone. It only takes one person to change the world. A world in desperate need of change and rehabilitation needs it’s human inhabitants to care.
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