Should we escape Earth?!

Question from the Internet:

“Why do humans want to escape the Earth?”

I think the movie “Interstellar” showed it very graphically, we are escaping since we destroyed our birthplace, the nest, the “mother’s womb” we have been developing in.

All reasonable predictions — which we try with all our might to ignore, discredit — show that most of the planet becomes uninhabitable within this or in the next generation.

Our children, grandchildren not only won’t have a better life than us, but they will be fighting for basic survival every day of their lives. And as the present war also shows — beyond all other wars we do not publicize as it is not interesting to those controlling media influence right now — if it won’t be Nature killing us, it will be us killing each other.

So now we have this childish, idiotic idea that if we escaped Earth and started colonizing other planets, somehow things would be different. But escaping Earth, colonizing planets without first changing ourselves is similar to metastatic cancer.

Even if we could in some way colonize other planets, sooner or later, very quickly we would go through the same, inevitably recurring vicious cycles we want through on Earth, since as long as we blindly follow our instinctively egotistic, subjective, exploitative nature nothing will change only the scenery.

The good news is that if we could start addressing the real problem, our own inherent nature, and started purposefully, methodically changing, upgrading ourselves so we would find balance, mutual integration between us and as a result also with Nature, we can still save Earth as well, turning it into a real-life “Garden of Eden”.

If we do not change we will self-destruct, regardless of where we are, what we try.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.