For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
All We Need Is Love
Inspired by Carl Sagan (1934-1996)'s quote, "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." The titled responsion is...
Small creatures on a hostile planet? If we are held captive on this pale blue dot then I have to ask, couldn't we benefit from a little Stockholm syndrome? The correct response is psychological response and occurs when hostages or abuse victims bond with their captors or abusers. Does she not abuse us? I for one am captivated by her beauty, our viral infection is diminishing her beauty as we speak. Existential? Yes indeed. Consumption is endemic to our species, and yet what we "choose" to consume is another story. A narrative fiction, that, if told loud enough can translate and replicate into a cultural norm. This would be ideal. A bearable existence on a hostile, yet beautiful planet "designed" for our species and the ecosystem that supports her.
Notice how I anthropomorphized this god-like creature that represents everything we know and ever will know? Why not, I say, and so should you! The ethical implications for this type of bifurcating gender emphasis are rather plebian. And so it should be. Biological that is!
Smaller creatures exist beside us, bred if you will as best friends to the fictionalized God that we so vehemently defend. Walking among us, albeit on four legs instead of two, the mammalian wellspring bonded well before dogmas ruled the world. Now that's a pedadoggy worth following!
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