You sometimes hear people say what a wonderful world God or Nature has created for us to live in. This never fails to irritate me. Maybe they are talking about beautiful. I'll buy that. I can appreciate beauty. I'm no oaf. I think trees and rocks and water and the sky...okay, you get what I'm saying - they're beautiful.
But wonderful? I dunno, that's a whole other can of worms. And how do you feel about those? Or gnats, chiggers, fleas - the list is endless. The weather is not wonderful. Quite often it is not even nice. My air conditioner is running right now. And Leo would probably be inside stretched out cooling off but I guess he's out answering the call of nature to try and produce more of his kind.
Because that's the thing you know. That's what got all these creatures and us here struggling to survive and get along in this "wonderful" world. And it is one of the things that makes it not so wonderful. Our lives are filled with decisions and way too often none of the choices suit us.
Yes, I'm aware I'm rambling. I tried to write down my ideas serious and proper like but I got bored. Bored, bored, bored. So I'm having fun now and if you hate this, it's okay, just go to the next guy or gal's blog and really, I'll be serious here, I'm sorry I wasted your time.
This is the point I was going to make. This is not a wonderful world and I have proof!
There is a TV show on Discovery channel called Naked and Afraid. They drop off two people in the wilderness completely naked. I think what they get in the way of survival items varies but it is always almost nothing. Maybe flint and some kind of blade. I haven't seen the show yet; my elder son was telling me about it. At some point I will watch it but don't need to as far affecting my view of the world.
And that view is - this world would just suck big time for us humans were it not for the many, many, many wonderful human beings who have made this beautiful world a place where we can actually live comfortably and be happy. If I could I would buy 'em all a drink and say, "fellow human beings, you did good, real good!"
While I'm on the subject, humans are not done with doing good. Nature did not create the best. In many cases it only created what was barely good enough to survive. When it comes to creating things, man can and has done better and will likely continue to do so in the future.
One more thing I want to say before I wrap this up. Man has made his share of mistakes. Our natural environment has suffered tremendously in some cases because of it. I do what I can to insure I leave as small a footprint as possible. But I won't throw the baby out with the bath water. I love all my stuff and I hope I'm never naked and afraid.