Have you ever wondered why are we here? In the vast expanse we know as the universe, why are we here on earth? It’s just a a blue and white dot floating in an endless sea of stellar debris without any neighbors that we know of. Even if we could find some, it’s not like they’re right next door for us to borrow stuff from. I think we’re here because God wants us to appreciate each other and what we have here on earth. If we had the chance to leave and go to another planet then we wouldn’t try hard enough to make this one work. As it is, we have no choice but to come together for the benefit of everybody.
It’s not too late to make this planet a better place but we need to start sooner rather than later. Greed. lust, envy, jealousy and hatred are extremely powerful motivators and they will not be easily overcome. Our collective destiny is going to be determined by the things we do every day. If we choose to help one another we may yet make for ourselves a sustainable existence on this spinning globe. If we all go our own ways and only do what’s best for us individually then I know our days are numbered. The Laws of Nature are such that we cannot heap one ecological disaster after another on the planet and expect anything but a bad outcome.
God doesn’t play dice with the universe. He put us here with everything we need to have an incredible quality of life. He also gave us free will to decide for ourselves what that life would be. The choice is ours to make and to live with. There are consequences for every decision we make and we would do well to consider carefully the outcome we are hoping to achieve. Peace and happiness for all mankind does not come naturally to humans. It’s a struggle that only the bravest men in history have died for. The easy way out is to do nothing and just hope for the best but then we relinquish our destiny to the gods of fate. I can’t accept that for myself.
One of the main reasons I write is to express myself in ways that I feel may make some small difference to others. Some times I make people laugh and other times they may cry but hopefully they are always moved to think and consider some deeper meaning in their own lives. I want to help people realize their own potential for sharing their stories and feelings with others. We need each other in more ways than ever before. Technology has made it possible for us to be isolated from one another but that shouldn’t be the goal. I love the fact that this blog has made it possible for me to stay in touch with friends and family but I’d really like to see you all in person and have a real conversation. Text messages and blogs will never be good enough for me.
I don’t have all the answers but I do know this much. We have to take care of one another if we expect others to care about us. There is no exception to this rule. We live together on a very isolated planet far away from any other life forms. What we do every day affects everybody else in some smaller or greater way. If enough of us choose to make the world a better place then it will become a better place. The only way to achieve that outcome is to start caring right now. My simplest suggestion comes down to this, do one thing every day that helps somebody else and ask them to pay it forward to another. You can even pass on this post if you think I’ve expressed something worth sharing. I don’t care a wit about getting credit for my words, I just want a planet that is better than the way I found it.
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