A wise man once said, "life goes on within you and without
you."That got me thinking.You know,around 56 million people die
each year.Yet,we only notice a fraction of those people.
Picture a field of grass.This field is prosperous,around 7
million indivivual blades.This field has a variety of different
types of grasses.Some patches receive plenty of water,sunlight
and nutrience.Others struggle to survive,parched and deprived of
sunlight.Everyday,you look upon the field.Would you notice that
156 thousand of those blades have withered and died?Probaly
not,for 384 thousand new blades have already taken their place.
Most people know about 300 people,give or take.Let us say I die
today.Some people will greive me,mainly my closest friends and
family.If you are religious,then hopefully I will go upstairs.If
not,then my body will simply decompose.Like a blade of grass in
the field,I will go almost unnoticed.I will die,you will die,in
the end,we will all die.But people will still be brought into
this world.Life will still go on.Will my
great,great,great,great,great grandchildren know who I was,what
I've done?Will they even care?
The only time someones death is widely known is if they were
famous,if they were somehow significant to us,to society.But
aren't we all sigificant to society?After all,without us there
would be no such thing.
And,as we developed our society,one thing shaped it quite a bit.
That thing is money.It defines our quality of life.Not enough and
you're on the streets,struggling for survival.Strike it rich and
you lead a life of luxary.Did you ever think about how every
other species on Earth lives off the land,knowing nothing of
currency,money, economy?And yet,we rely so heavily on it.
Perhaps it is because we value material things so much,sometimes
more then our own lives.Are we so blinded by our need,our
greed,that we put the lives of others,human or not,at risk?
And as our population grows,as the field grows bigger,we lose
beautiful parts of our world.Lush forests rich with life,made
barren at our hands.Why?All because we wanted some oil,or anew
shopping mall.The things we do for the sake of convenience help
us gain intelligence,technology.But what is the point of that if
we cannot open our eyes and see we are not alone?
That the best things in life are within us.and maybe the world
would be better off without us,without the harm we bring with
us.Or can we,as a whole,overcome our blindness,take a step
forward,stop and smell the roses.Can we make or field blossom?