Posted 5 years ago on May 1, 2012, 1:18 p.m. EST by XenuLives
from Charlotte, NC
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
We are all just a bunch of animals living on a rock that happens to be in orbit around a persistent source of heat & light. We are a speck in the universe, and chances are that none of this entire human existence is going to matter in the big scheme of things.
So, why are we not spending our meager lives trying to help each other live better, rather than trying to constantly "beat" each other at life? Why is there this inherent need to have a packing order among the members of our species, whether it is between rich and poor, white and black (now Latino), President and citizen.
If everyone was aware of the fact that their lives do not matter AT ALL, then it would behoove us to work towards a society that gives all of us a better life. A life where everyone gets to eat, sleep under a roof, and have clean water. A life where everyone is taken care of when they get sick. A life where everyone is free to live how they want to, love who they want to, and do what they want to.
Right now we judge each other based on some arbitrary rules that other animals like us have created to bring order to our world. We judge each other based on how much paper we possess, what skin color we have, or what other animals we choose to bond with. This is not natural. The universe isn't awarding brownie points to the people who die with the most paper in their pocket. We are all the same collections of cells in the end.
You can't take money, possessions, or anything else material with you to the grave. All you can really leave the world with is the memory of what you experienced before you are gnawed away by various critters and re-integrated into the planet.