Saturday, March 21, 2020
The planet strikes back
Just before school was closed we were learning about Moses in Religion class. And yes, nine year olds are fascinated about the plagues that God sent to warn the pharaoh that he had to listen to Him, but the only one that got his attention was when God sent the Angel of Death to visit every house in the land.
Do you see where I'm going with this?
It doesn't matter whether you call it God, Mother Nature, Planet Earth or Karma, but one thing is for sure it has been trying to get our human attention for the past while. It has sent floods, storms and bushfires but it is only now, that there is the very real threat of sickness and death touching our homes that we are beginning to listen.
The real truth is that
WE ARE NOT RUNNING THE SHOW HERE!
We are merely a link (and a weak one at that) in the ecosystem that makes up Planet Earth.
It is only in recent weeks that it has been hit home how small and helpless we really are as a species. All our money, technology, so called superior intelligence has been rendered useless when faced with a microscopic virus.
Hopefully when this "plague" passes, we won't be like that auld pharaoh, go back on our word and continue to treat the planet the way we have been. Because if we do, there is probably another plague just around the corner.
But its not all doom and gloom. There are two surefire ways to overcome this.
1.Treat the planet with the respect it deserves
2. Realise that "United we stand, divided we fall". If we support each other as a community then we will beat this.
These are two practices that have fallen by the wayside in recent years. If there is a lesson to be learned from this, it's that it is what we do from this point forward that will dictate our future.