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This world is so pure, so beautiful and flawless. Everything has its place, purpose and meaning. Everything is interconnected and all life somehow fits. The trees around me, bending their branches in the wind; their song perfectly fitting for this warm, late summer evening. The crickets joined in the lullaby with perfect ease, with no effort or even thought behind it. It just fits.

The wind itself moves and shifts, slows down or stops completely with perfect timing. Birds fly over my head with fluid motions, mimicking the invisible waves of the wind. The very last rays of light of this day bounce and reflect of everything, as if kissing the world and everyone in it goodnight. Clouds, like gentle giants of the sky, move gracefully towards the North, following some unknown path; playing their part. A lake in front of me glimmers, sharing the sunlight, multiplying it in all directions.

Everything here has its place.

Everything here is perfect, except me, with my thoughts, wishes, expectations and disappointments.
Everything in the nature flows in perfect motion, follows the cycle day in and day out. But not me. I want things, I want them now. I deserve more, and I am not happy if it's denied to me. I create my own meanings, purposes, ideas; tailor them to fit my mood and needs. I rise above all this perfection; feeling different and somehow more important. Felling like I own all of this, like it should comfort to me and my desires.

Nature does what it is supposed to do. It doesn't dream of anything more. It doesn't wish for anything else. It recognizes its own perfection.
But not me. I need change to happen at my own pace. I need protection from the enemies I myself created. I need this world to bend to help me succeed in things that matter only to me. I will take whatever I need because I feel it belongs to me, rather than me belonging to it all. I claim all the resources for my needs, and I am not happy if they start disappearing. I want abundance, at any cost.
I waste time and lives, trying to copy what Nature does for millions of years with absolute perfection. I believe I can do it better. I can make more of anything that's out there, and I can make it faster. I believe there are no consequences for rushing things that usually take their time. I know I am above all those laws and rules. I know I am smart and I abuse that wherever and whenever I can. I look down at animals and I ignore anything that is not of use to me. I raise living creatures and I kill them because their flesh tastes good to me. I grow plants faster and in bigger numbers than Nature itself can, and I know there will be no consequences.

I take more than I give, because everything belongs to me anyway. I am superior to everything and yet, I can't calm my mind here and now and enjoy the sunset. I conquered everything, but my mind is still restless and unhappy. I still want more. I am a representative of the most advanced species ever.
I am a human.

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(I don't know it yet, but I'm stupid and ignorant and foolish and wonderful; dangerous and incredible.)
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Us humans....
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Hamzah710 Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Like many things in this world, we are neither good or evil ,but we walk between the line. Back then they didn't really care about what happened to the world as long as it benefited them. Now as time goes on we realize what we done. Though many ,or should I say most, do not care or are busy trying to survive. As humans I believe we were put on this world for a reason. We humans are evil ,but good. As time goes on nature will strike and we cannot ignore the warning signs that we have done. We must right the evils we have done by standing together than fighting each other. That or we will fall.
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PfffitsLauren Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is phenomenal.
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JohnBerryPhotos Nov 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Lots of wisdom in words you write...
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Pandacvetic Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Da li sanjas Apokalipsu?
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Ikabe Aug 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
ne bas da je sanjam, ali si ne mogu pomoci a da ne vidim da nam je i nesto u tom stilu vrlo realna opcija, s obzirom na to kako se ponasamo :)
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ArchonofFate Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice and insightful...
but one thing... we as the human race can't be all bad right? this is one of those things where there is no true good or evil side it is too mixed up. I think some people think beyond themselves and towards other people and creatures... there are those whom give to others rather than take for themselves... we make mistakes and destruction is our biggest flaw.... however our advancement may some time in the future lead us to a cleaner future where we will not need or want to mine destroy and devastate our environments... we have an unrelenting desire for things like knowledge and power... a flaw but also a gift as it gives us ingenuity to ask questions like "how does this work"... we may well attain enough knowledge to make us stop and question our actions as a whole...
the human species is not doomed to be destructive... rather we are on a long mistake filled road to understanding....

thank you so much for this lovely article, it is things like this that make me question actions and beliefs...
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Ikabe Jun 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the comment, Mark... and, yes I absolutely agree... even more, I think we are a wonderful species, "made" to be good. I really think that in our nature, at our core, we are all good. The problem is that most of us go the easy way, which is mostly bad and/or ignorant :(
But the potential is there, we're just slow to change :)
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ArchonofFate Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
had a moment of confusion where I was like "How'd you know my name was mark?!" but then realized my name was on my profile... (facepalm)

but too true ^^ we (as a species) are kind of complex we are fast and slow to change.. our advancement is incredibly fast but our beliefs and motives are extremely slow to change.. we all have the capacity to be good or evil or anywhere in between its just our choices.. and most evil choices are the easy ones unfortunately... I have hope that we will all open our eyes so to speak to the world around us and what role we play in the scheme of things...
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