The new normal?
No species has inhabited earth forever, an evolutionary reality that is no doubt also true for Homo sapiens. The tragedy is that our demise will be self-inflicted, and we are destroying other life forms as we destroy ourselves. We are willfully acting in opposition to our own best interests, insistent on maintaining our dominion over the Earth, wanting what we want when we want it, failing to value what sustains us. Our rational brain has created the technology that has built what we proudly call “civilization,” but our reptilian brain makes it difficult for us to recognize that we are connected to each other and to all life.
We deserve neither the beauty nor the bounty Earth provides if we refuse to act to save ourselves, and in doing so, protect life on our planet. Perhaps we’re incapable of changing course.
Or will we collectively act from our higher selves to preserve what sustains us?