Glimpse of Realism: On What Will Be
From the Eyes of A Rustic Teen
Have you watched the “The 11th hour”, if you haven’t, then find a copy now. It opened my eyes to what reality is.. the reality that men created, molded, and the reality that we’d end up to. Politician, children, colored, Scientists, the poor – all will be affected, and none at the end of the day, none can evade it.
“That’s it, I’ m Moving On”
– Mother Nature
These words may echo down and be on every human consciousness there is – IF only nature can talk. Yet, reality check, nature is really moving on. The human population is doubling and developing, and the planet is etched to the idea of balancing it and reacting towards this increase of human number that may alarmingly affect all other kinds of life; the increase of population that equates to increase of produces to supply consumption, industrial booms to give opportunities to work, new reconstructed land for accommodation, and many more. It will lead to the discharge of chemicals, destruction of life, change of climate, and technical terraforming of the planet which, to a certain extent, make this world inhabitable.
Extinction is inevitable as stated by David Suzuki – scientist and environmentalist – it is a natural law of nature, the extinguishing of the unfit. However, humans are a special case. We do not have unique senses or the cravings to battle for a mate with claws, paws, and horns but we do have a highly advanced thinking machine – the brain. Through our instincts to survive and foresee what we’ll face in order to live on, we tend to manipulate our environment to better accommodate and provide what we need. We jumpstarted, we slid, and now, we must pay the entire price. Natural balance is a law of nature not stated in any constitution, not in papers or what have you. But it is a concept and a “necessity”, not following it would entirely associate to death, in a harsher way we can possibly think.
An Open Query
Then, what is to be left for us? What is our only choice? Were should we pick ourselves up? Where is the standing ground for all of these? These are all questions that wake us up in the middle of the night, with answers that eludes us to the far edges of learning and doing nothing towards it.
“We know the outcome, we know the end-product, but we tend to ignore it. In the first place, we’re not the ones who’d be suffering right? We are out of the basket. The future generation will be affected, it’s ok, and I won’t die anyway.” – These are words of a selfish, money-talker, who greedily yearn for power and power alone. It is an irony; a cocktail of contradictions, these people should be the ones who’d be preserving the globe. Why? Because they’ve seen what is beautiful and NATURAL, they’ve felt it through their nerves and smelled it through the thick unblemished winds of a once-rural setting. They get pleasure from it, yet the future compensates for it. Is it not but unfair?
Reader, though we share the same sentiments, WE do NOT make the rules. WE do NOT write the “do’s and don’ts” of our government. WE do NOT pass the bills. HOWEVER, WE SUFFER from it though not at its full impact, but what about THEM – the upcoming populace? Do they need to go through it? YES, THEY WILL READER, THEY WILL EVENTUALLY.
Then you must be asking me right now what should I be doing? At the back of your mind, you might be asking what concrete plans do I have?
The answer is simple and reflecting. Stand in front of a mirror and evaluate everything. Think of what that person in front of you did, what he is doing, and what will he do next. Start with the simplest ways of how you can help mother earth.. do not think first of the government and passing bills, they’ll just pay no heed towards it, because it’s a public opinion. They THINK they are superior. But show them reader, that though you’re either a minimalist or an altruist, you DID something good and natural.
Start with the MOST practicable and realistic ways – learning what humans are capable of and where their limits end, study and be knowledgeable so that you’d know what is right and wrong, proper disposal of garbage, conservation of what you have (remember, everything comes from your environment), sharing of wisdom and let other people know what you knew, and lastly, persuade other people to do the same as you did.