You know it’s quite amazing, when you really grind your way to very skin of it all, to really understand who we are as a people these days. It’s amazing to come to the realization that we are a species of infinite potential who barely managed to see the tip of the iceberg and have yet to see what lingers below. It’s amazing to envision what we could be capable of if we tried. It’s all just amazing. I tend to stumble on to these moments of awe in all the things we have overcome. Thinking of not just me, my parents, my great, great grandparents or even any ancestors whose names I couldn’t pronounce. Instead, I think of us as the kings of evolution.
I think of our earliest forms of life. Starting out as mere bottom feeders, we began to change and modify. We grew as a collective. We evolved as creatures. We began to hunt those that hunted us. We began to fight and strive just to see another sunrise. We faced a constant flow of immediate threat and fatal danger from the time we were born to the very last breathe we took. And we learned that the greatest way we survived was together. We began to communicate out of necessity for survival. We learned to think and talk with our fellow creatures. We learned to want and create. Very shortly after, we pulled out a Hail Mary into the evolution of our superiority above all other creatures.
With fire and stone, we forged weapons of strength and tools. We encountered beliefs and discovered sciences. We crafted homes out of anything we could find. We were resourceful. We donned fabrics and lived off the land. We created justices and laws, and even provided codes to live by. We worshiped. We erected monuments. We raised pyramids from clay and rock. We moved fucking mountains. We rebirthed old ideals. We played with our capabilities. We invented great wonderful things.
We advanced out travel. We’ve toppled cities. We conquered civilizations. We devoured entire lands simply because we could. We tested things out just to see what our own abilities were. We developed our minds to handle complex equations and philosophize. We pushed our bodies to limits to determine our strength. We proved ourselves to be ruthless adversaries. We found the greatest peaks of physical aesthetics. The limits of what we could see and how far we could see were infinite. We looked at the stars at night and our hearts exploded with this obligation to touch the sky.
We painted, danced, sang and wrote. We dreamed up these inspiring legends. We freed people from cages and chains. We overthrew great and terrible men. We regularly revolutionized our entire meaning of existence with every new generation. Humans are infinite lights in a dark and cold universe; Each and every one of us, born with a fire raging inside them allowing them to glow magnificently.
It warms my heart so much to ponder all of the wonderful good that humans are able to accomplish.
And this is what I love about human beings.