My hip hurts, a lot, whenever I stand up and move around. For that reason I mostly sit down these days. I have an appointment for a treatment that should have me up and moving in a week or so. I bore you with my physical condition as a way to explain why I spent my day moving from one chair to another and watching too much television.
This morning I watched the local news, read the paper, watched some of the Sunday morning news shows and a couple of documentaries on Netflex. I also spent a little time on Facebook and Twitter and sat outside for a little while watching the comings and goings in the neighborhood. In the last few days there have been some interaction with other people out shopping or running errands. I have come to the conclusion that humans are flawed creatures destined to become extinct. We will mess the earth up pretty bad before we go, but the planet will be better off without us.
Why! Because every where you look the human race is engaged in destructive behavior. It’s a shame really because we have enough intelligence to have made gains in technology unimaginable a few years ago. What do we do with it? We play games and insult each other online where we can’t get punched in the face. We have discovered medicines that can save countless lives and what do we do? We price them so high for the sake of profit that those lives are lost anyway. Plastic happened. We stopped using every other kind of packing and began throwing “away” our plastic containers until we have ruined the oceans and filled up landfills to overflowing. Turns out “away” is not that far.
We are killing each other all over the world for the most ridiculous reasons. Wars are fought to salve the egos of power hungry dictators or to maintain one religion as superior over another. We kill each other in the streets because of ethnic differences or just because someone felt insulted or because we are from different gangs.
So many humans are so greedy they are willing for others to die to keep from giving up their goodies. We have too many parents who neglect or abuse their own children. We have too many monsters who massacre children in their schools, apparently just because they can.
I seems to me we are about to get what we deserve — to cease to be. It’s our own damn fault and there are not enough humans willing to learn what we need to know to survive. Humans will continue live with magical thinking that says it’ll all work out or some power will fix it. I wish the other animals well and hope they prosper after we are gone.