21 April 2010
On Saving Earth
Mother Earth does not need us. The universe does not need us. The universe did not create earth specifically for humans. Humans are not the center of the universe. Mother Earth is fine, so let her take her course.
It is better to focus on solving more humanistic problems like the problem of hunger, injustice, and inequality. This is better than spending one hour of lights out and other arrogant attempts to save earth. Humans cannot save her -- but humans can make the most of saving humanity so that it may reach its fullness. That's what is more important.
This is not to say that we should stop caring for the environment. Of course, we should care for the environment - to benefit humanity. But humans should be humble enough to accept the fact we cannot save the earth. If it is her time, it is her time.
First things first. First we save humans from anti-humanistic problems, before we can even think of saving the earth. We must be suspicious of those elites who use the "save the earth" campaign to personally benefit from sponsors (like Coke and other brands) and as a theme for partying under the guise of "environmental awareness." But the fact is these elites, in reality, may not even really care at all.