Sunday, April 10, 2011

For The Taking.. An early Blogstream repost - #2 (Revised)

Originally posted on on Friday March 14th, 2008. @ 11:22 AM.

We’ve been stumbling around here for what seems like forever. Looking up at the stars, watching the clouds. Our whole existence spent wondering- asking questions. Never ending questions as to why we are here. Where do we really come from? Where will we end up? How much time do we have left? We have lived through the discovery of fire, we chiseled the first wheel out of stone, and made our first weapons from them. We marveled at the very first sunrise, and watched in amazement as it sat, wondering if we would ever see such a miracle again. We hunted for food, taking from the earth only what we needed for our own survival. We were nomadic, roaming the earth looking for our place, we stumbled and fell, and picked ourselves up again. Awkwardly, we took our first cautious steps towards civilization. Walked upright, became tribal, began to stake our claim to what we deemed was ours. But never was. We became intelligent, built cities, forged machines, closed ourselves off from the rest of civilization, became a bigger threat not only to our neighbors, but to ourselves as well. We became warlike, hostile, and inevitably somewhat less human.

We drilled for oil, made bigger machines, bigger cities, bred children more, and as time evolved, taught them less. We became less tolerant, and more impatient, took more and gave less. Became closed off to the outside world, and as a singular society have become closed off to each other. We do not seem to be able to grasp the simple concept of being human anymore, what it means to reach for a greater understand of why we are the way that we are; instead of destroying each other because we are simply different. We thirst for blood, are bent on revenge, and when one of us cries out in pain, we mistake it for anger and reach for our weapons instead of each other. Greed is good, love is dead, and acceptance seems forbidden, and our leaders would have us believe that peace is unattainable. We have lost our way, somehow, we have become corruptible, and inevitably corrupted by our lust for wealth. I sit under the stars now and often try to marvel at life every now and again, and I realize that in Gods grand scheme of things we are really quite small as a species, and not as indispensable as we would like to believe. I wonder what God is thinking sometimes, perhaps that the more intelligent we become as a species, the bigger danger that we become to ourselves. Perhaps if we were truly as evolved as our own arrogance would have us believe, then we would realize that the Earth does not belong to us. We belong to it.

~Scratch.. A.B.T. Copyright © 2008~


  1. Scratch:

    When you get right down to it, the love of money is the root of all evil. It leads to greed, and greed seems to lead to so many other evils in our lives. Our lives today are threatened by the effects of greed.

  2. Whit:

    When we allow money to become the single most important aspect of our lives, the greed for more just seems to take over.. yep.. the love of money brings on the greed, and the greed opens the door for all kinds of bad things

  3. It's a lack of balance in the lives of those for whom money has become God. They don't seem to take pleasure in the small things of life, just in what they call status. It's how they define themselves, not by what's inside, but by the trappings money can buy.

  4. Are we evolving or devolving? Some days I'm not sure.

    BTW, that first pic of the row of stones and fog is really cool.

  5. Sherry:

    Yep some people lead very shallow lives..

  6. Skinny:

    Its kinda hard to tell sometimes.