My wife and I were talking last night. It was one of those really deep talks where you get into every possible issue. Religion. Money. The economy. Our world today. I’m unhappy with the state our world is in right now. Nothing new there. I tend to think everyone has a gripe with something, right? But as we chatted, my mind got wandering and I have a question…why is it that we live on this tiny rock and we can’t get along? I mean, think of it in this way…the Earth is but one small planet in a universe so large than we can’t even fathom it. If there is a God (and that is up to you to decide how you feel about such things), do you honestly believe that he/she/it has time to concentrate solely on us? What about the other gazillion planets that are out there? God has to be watching and caring for them as well, right? So God leaves us to our own devices and says “Here ya go! Make good out of it!” and what do we do? We screw it up. I’m not one to brow beat humanity, but it seems like we’ve missed the point somewhere.
Seeing stories like the one from Minneapolis or the one from the New York hospital or any of the news stories about the wars happening all over the world…it’s all so petty. Stripped bare, aren’t we all just skin and bones? If we are all made of the same thing, what is it in our brains that makes us think that we are so much better than the other? I used ants as an example last night. Seriously, if we were smart, we would consider the ant a little more because ants know what their place is. Ants work together as a unit to get things done. Granted, there’s not much free will in the ant community. Probably not a whole lot of creative thought. No Michealangelo’s in the group. However, the way they go about their business should be commended. Could we, humanity as a whole, ever get to the point where we just worked in unison to better our ant hill known as Earth? When you think of it in that perspective, doesn’t it get a little bit clearer?
We only have this ONE planet. We only have this ONE life. As much as scientists would like us to think that we could go inhabit another world, I have to imagine that will not happen anytime within my lifetime…or probably my kids’ lifetime. We are stuck here with no where to go. So why do we hate one another so much? Is it money? Because that is all useless once you’re gone. Is it power? Because all the power you have is useless once you are gone. Is it anger? Because all your anger is going to do is destroy your spirit…and that will be gone as well. Nothing is forever, so why do we spend so much time fighting and arguing and bickering and tearing each other down. I don’t understand. Can anyone answer these questions?
Anyway, my wife introduced me to a guy who likes to dance. She’s actually never met him, but he has a website on ye ol’ world wide web and it’s a place you should definitely visit. His name is Matt. He likes to dance. And he likes to dance in every continent, every state, every uncharted territory in the world. It really is amazing watching this video. Usually I am not smitten by this sort of thing, but something about it made me smile. And it was a big smile…not one of those half-assed, “sorta smiling because my wife thinks this is cool but it’s really not” sort of things. This is really cool. Check it out! And be nice to one another. Life is too short and the world is too small for us to be hating one another. And now…let’s watch Matt dance…