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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Save the Earth - sorry I can't

Earth started about 4.5 billion years ago.

That is 4,500,000,000 years ago - a long long long time ago.

Of this period, "first life" on earth started about 4 billion years ago - first life was some bacteria - not humans yet yah.

First vertebrate land animals existed for about 380 million years ago. SO essentially, more recently in earth's existence.

For example, if earth was 100 years old, vertebrates would be about 8.5 years old.

And then came dinosaurs, who have existed for only 230 million years. In the 100 years life, dinosaurs existed only the last 5 years and died off 1.5 years ago.

Humans, you and me, bloggers, readers, politicians, environmentalists etc. were around only for the last 2 million years.

In the 100 year Earth, humans would have existed only in the last 16 days or so.

2 million years we have existed in this Earth that is 4.5 billions years old.

And here we are, cocky as hell, thinking we can save the earth, save the environment for extinction, pollution etc. It may be a noble act to try to "Save the Earth" like WWF (world wildlife fund) or Greenpeace would like us to do, but unrealistic and somewhat cocky and aloof to think that humans, the babies in the life of earth, can make a difference.

It is good to be clean no matter what, but be realistic, Earth has existed a lot longer than humans have.

And it will continue to exists a lot longer - even after humans have disappeared.

So realistically, I cannot save the earth, and honestly, nor can you.

Just enjoy your life here, be good to others, be nice and just live.

Take care and be well.


Ser said...

Be tolerant to each other

Ser said...

Be tolerant to each other

Xal said...

You said it bro'...'.. be good to others, ....'

'Others' here include everything on earth! I believe every little things that everyone does helps! :)