Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

-Dale Turner-

Sunday, March 04, 2012


Human life is so purposeless in the scheme of the universe.  I guess it’s true that human purposes are pursued within a circulating universe that really has no purpose for humans at all.  What are we here to achieve with our conscious intelligence?  And why do we think we better the earth by being on it? In this world, nature and humanity function simultaneously but also in separation.  Nature can function more than fine without humans, it has it’s own order.  Humans too have their own constructed cultures and socities that affect how they function.  We need nature, but nature does not need us.

Is it a benefit to have instincts or conscious intelligence?  Actions by intelligence involve careful analysis, production and decision.  As Alan Watts has said in many of his essays, “The human being seems to be a trap set to catch himself”.  We only work to benefit ourselves.  Think of global warming.  The earth would cope, but humans would not.  We have made unintended changes to the earth through technologies, carelessness and overpopulation; yet our argument is “save the world” when we really mean to say “save ourselves”.  The earth has been through ice ages, seen many species of animals, experienced thousands of natural disasters over millions of years.  Global warming would just add to the list of occurrences that would come and/or stay but perhaps also go?

In conclusion, these are thoughts that I have.  No such things are truths by themselves, a truth is always in relation to a point of view.  This is just my point of view.  


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