In this normally mundane world, any life (including human life) would not, in general, seem to mean anything significant. Yet there are those who believe that Earth and the laws of physics in our universe are so uniquely compatible with the human species that our existence could not have occurred by chance: we are seen as the chosen species.
If this is correct, my view is that we are awfully stupid; we have been destroying our home, this rotating/revolving ball of fragile rock with its thin cover of protection for all forms of life (sentient or otherwise) – and all inter-dependent. We are doing this in a manifestation of pure greed, allied to a weird indifference to the needs of our successors, especially the genetic ones! And we are surely aware that, at death, we leave all material wealth behind. So, who gains?
Many of us damage Earth and deplete necessary irreplaceable resources, with some saying ‘God will provide’ (in the manner of some known cargo-cultists of the Pacific), while others hope that Science (another god?) will discover processes and goods to enable humanity to proceed undeterred on its path of destruction through over-indulgence; or, better still, that we may be able to loot some of our planets for needed resources.
Tragically, a lack of respect for fellow humans is manifest in economic and military wars: we retain our animal heritage! I am reminded of the king of the jungle, the lion. It will kill its prey, have a good feed, and saunter off. Whether the members of its pride are able to fend off the jackals and winged scavengers to obtain enough to eat does not seem to matter to it. Was it not so in some early human societies, when the men ate first, with the children and women having what is left of the food?
While some of our genetic predecessors in the animal kingdom display a more caring community spirit, the instincts of the lion are clearly discernible in the world’s political leaders – the ones who shape the globe in their myopia!
How is it then that we have produced the Gandhis, the Mandelas, the Martin Luther Kings, as well as the great religious and spiritual leaders of mankind? What then of those other rare human beings whose psychic capabilities reach into the spirit or other etheric domains to assist the rest of us?
Does not our collective future depend upon such great exceptions to the norm?