Friday, September 24, 2010

"Hope is a good thing..."

I'm writing this blog as an argument to myself.  I also hope it has some value to others who are going through tough times...

If you look around you in your everyday lives, all you see is violence, death, greed, and oppression.  Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Genocide in Darfur, the constant threat of nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, and peoples constant desire to make money by any means necessary.  It can get a bit depressing at times, and I think to myself, where has humanity gone?  Better yet, has it ever existed?

The argument I have with myself (and no, I don't answer back ) is that would the Earth be better off without us?  We have literally raped the world of its resources, and most scientists predict our ecosystem cannot sustain humanity or any other wildlife with the current course we're taking.

It's hope though, I believe, that has the power to change things.  No matter how bad today may seem, it's hope that keeps dreamers dreaming, and makes the weak feel strong.  Always remember that no matter how rough and bumpy is now, we have hope to remind us that road will eventually be smooth.

I end this with a quote from my favorite movie of mine, some of you might know it...

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies..."

25 comments:

  1. Shawshank Redemption, good quote.

    Good read, too. I was literally just thinking about that yesterday as I was listening to (of all things) a Ricky Gervais podcast with Karl Pilkington and Steve Merchant. Karl was talking about how the world doesn't really need us and he hates when people say human-kind have really accomplished great things. I agree we have accomplished great things. But more importantly, at what cost?

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  2. Very interesting perspective, man
    My views are the same as yours, sometimes I think about that thing you said about the earth being better off without us.. and it may be true.. cheers :)

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  3. Interesting point of view.

    Btw where from the quote?

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  4. I like your writing and blog, nice and simple

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  5. Better off without us? What the fuck does that even mean - it's a rock floating through the universe. I have never experienced even a flicker of a shadow of the despair some of you seem to live with on a daily basis - must be tough.

    Scientists can't predict the effect of future technologies. I think we will create powerful technologies to easily remedy whatever damage we have done. Or just leave the planet - I'm not really fussed one way or the other.

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  6. I like how there are people doing incredible things everyday, and I just hit f5

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  7. the earth would be better off without us as it stands today, but I think with new technology and more and more people becoming green aware and all that that soon people will be good to the planet

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  8. It's true, ever watched The Day The Earth Stood Still?
    It makes a valid point.

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  9. If you think about it...We are a virus to the planet....We can't kill it...We are but a mere spec in the lifetime of this planet...Humans will fuck it up as much as possible and when our time is up...the Earth will heal....

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  10. This post did two things for me - remind me of how awful people are in general, and made me DAWWW because I just saw Legend of the Guardians and your quote sounded just like the script of that movie.

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  11. Yeah it won't take long in the earth's eyes to get back to how it was before we existed.....

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  12. It would be better without us, but the problem is that it won't happen.

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  13. Hope is as good as prayer in solving actual problems

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