We can’t destroy Nature, but we are destroying ourselves
Question from the Internet:
“Why should humans take more responsibility for Earth’s sustainability?”
Because we are integral parts of Nature’s system, and as such our continuing survival depends on sustaining the general balance and homeostasis life and optimal development depends on.
Contrary to popular belief we are born from Nature, we still exist in Nature and we still evolve together with Nature.
We can’t break Nature’s strict, unchanging laws that maintain the general balance and homeostasis. With our present, excessively overconsuming, ruthlessly competitive lifestyle — where we succeed and survive at each other’s and Nature’s expense — we behave like cancer in a living body.
And like cancer, we will self-destruct if we do not change track.
Actually in our case, the body, Nature in general — will survive, but we will not. As the early stages of the global quarantine showed us, the moment humanity retreats, Nature can almost immediately repair, replenish itself. Thus Nature can ‘wait” until we self-destruct through worsening plagues, losing our food and water supplies, or through seemingly inevitable social collapse and wars.
Then Nature will receiver and evolve further — without Humans.
On the other hand, we are the only creatures in Nature that can consciously, proactively rethink, learn and control their own evolution, aligning it with Nature’s general developmental plan.