On People, Planets, and Perspective
Our planet is fundamentally a single organism. Much like how the human body is a culmination of millions of microorganisms inhabiting trillions of cells, so too are we small organisms living on, and co-dependant with, a larger body of matter.
Similarly, the universe is a continuous process that has been unravelling since the big bang, and maybe even before. It could also be part of a broader system of multiverses, each with their quirks and characteristics.
Either way, every human is part of an ongoing process that has been happening since life, and even the universe, first began. It sounds a bit wishy-washy, but it's a scientific fact. It has come to be known as common knowledge in eastern philosophy as well.
From this perspective, life becomes extraordinary. You're able to see beauty and magic in the mundane, and the way you experience everything deepens.
Sadly, most people either don’t know, don’t understand, or don't care enough to ponder on this fact. They're too preoccupied with themselves and their lives, which have come to be narrowly defined.
Understandably, it's a lot to take in. It's hard to go about your daily business with that frame of mind. But sometimes that deeper perspective can help us through the trials and tribulations of life. It certainly helped me in my darkest times.
I developed a keen interest in science and philosophy at an early age. But while it's enjoyable to absorb knowledge and wisdom, it's even better to apply it in my day to day life and broaden my perspective. What would be the point otherwise?
I feel like this is something that we should engrain in every human, especially younger generations. More than ever, we need to develop a better understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our reality. If current trends and issues are anything to go by, the survival of our species could very well depend on it.