From where I live I see a beautiful sky full of stars. When I look up it feels so peaceful…it is so beautiful…and I think to myself what a wonderful world we live in. The universe has created something so beautiful. Something so complicated to our brains but yet so simple to our eyes.
And then we, humans, came into this mesmerising world. Nature gave us the brains to be intelligent enough to further develop what was already so advanced. All we had to do was appreciate what we have, love and protect one another and work together not as citizens of a certain country or certain race or religion but as citizens of our beautiful planet to protect it from any harm.
However, when I take my eyes off the sky and look back down, it breaks my heart to face the reality of what has become of our beautiful planet. It is heart-breaking to see what have become of us humans.
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet proclaimed “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!!” We humans are indeed a remarkable species. We have this seemingly infinite capacity to achieve great things, and yet our planet is filled with violence. We are the species who have created amazing structures like the pyramids, explored the surface of the moon and reached the depths of the ocean and yet we are the same species who are committing acts of murder, rape and waging global wars.
If we all instead use our intelligence, our energy and resources towards good causes, improving and protecting our planet and by doing so enhancing our quality of our lives, we can really make a difference. The planet belongs to all of us and we all have an equal amount of responsibility towards it. We can all make a difference simply by being considerate, being nice to one another, not polluting our environment, and living in peace and harmony. A.D Williams – Imagine what 7 billion humans could accomplish if we all loved and respected each other.
At the moment it feels like we are walking on egg shells unaware of when they are going to crack and if this continues we have to brace ourselves for a very difficult time coming our way.
I believe that if we give up on our planet, the latter will give up on us someday. And at that moment we, humans, will realise that we have wasted the opportunity we had been given to make this planet our beautiful world. But then it would sadly be too late.