Some are said to have a charmed life but no one can have an easy ride throughout. The reality will bite sooner or later as lessons have to be learned, but earlier the better! Where, to whom & why we are born are puzzles to us now; we are powerless to understand, whatever the progress we make in science. Also, why we occupy only a speck in the universe while the rest of the incalculable space looks just empty!
Almost all would have tried to find own meaning to their lives but so far only some theories abound, what looks to be reasonable to some, who believe in them. Also, most believe in God, at least in dire times! But none has seen Him, though some are ready to fight & kill others on His behalf! Also, some believe there are many Gods who are willing to do their bidding! But He or She is wise not to show the face, as humans could have been a big disappointment despite being the best endowed among all species in terms of intelligence.
We are given many opportunities to learn the lessons; but we tend to ignore them. We play with fire with an abiding belief that nature will forgive us & readjust to suit us! We are at the apex of creation, cats are supposed to have nine lives, we should have more! The creator has given life on our planet like no other, and might also want to reinvent if things do not work out! That looks plausible from our history. Dinosaurs were wiped out after 160 million years of existence, though some birds are supposed to be from same species. If such species & ecosystems continued we would not have much of a chance to see the light of the day! The way was cleared for us to start our lives without much hindrance, but we are turning out to be our own worst enemies! We also put others into danger with our recklessness. We can even obliterate cockroaches and crocodiles etc as we need more & more weapons of mass destruction to protect ourselves from each other!!!
The signals are clear that we are going overboard. Earlier times, we had leaders whose words were listened to, but now everyone is an island by himself, all-knowing & pursuing own goals without much thought for nature & welfare of society in general! We are stealing from future generations with our debts and over-exploitation of natural resources! Our forefathers lived a life of sacrifice & even abstinence, but we are spoilt by success, the foundation for which was laid earlier. Historical lessons are clear that millions will die in wars; but soon afterwards, we had to pick-up the pieces. Can we imagine another world war, with the immense arsenal of nuclear war-heads many now possess?
Looks like, the trigger could be pulled anytime, but if some do survive, they would have to wake-up to reality later, and realize the folly! Even if there is no proof, logically, we should be accountable for our actions at some point in time! The foundation to pursue further scientific knowledge is being laid all the time, but are we not going overboard with the wrong priorities? When millions are dying of hunger, the real enemy is poverty. But we cannot agree to coexist, despite the clear proof that humans are same everywhere, with similar feelings & the urge to protect our own and born with a conscience to differentiate the right from wrong.
It is time indeed that we put our heads together to stop the rot, to secure a better future! No one will be a victor in the end, otherwise; the physical body could be destroyed but we might survive in another form, carrying forward not the material wealth, but the net of assets & liabilities of our actions in our present lives; a dreadful thought for some! The dinosaurs could be in a more exalted potion, however fearsome we thought they were! They could have carried less guilt than us, endowed as we were with analytical abilities to separate right from wrong! And having blown it all, despite our greater intellect!