03 June 2010

Humans in Peril

The earth is our psychiatrist. "Earth," we cry in the middle of the night when the loneliness of mortality boils to our chins, "help me help myself." Are we afraid to admit we need to change for ourselves? Is there something inherently easier about saving the planet for the planet's sake and than for our own? The human race is becoming more and more like a politician, afraid to admit we've done wrong, afraid to be weak, afraid to be human. Yes, I think that's it, the human race is afraid to be human.

let us not forget; now isn't this funny.

Oxford American Dictionary
human |ˈ(h)yoōmən|
of, relating to, or characteristic of people or human beings : the human body | the survival of the human race.
---of or characteristic of people as opposed to God or animals or machines, esp. in being susceptible to weaknesses : they are only human, and therefore mistakes do occur | the risk of human error.
---of or characteristic of people's better qualities, such as kindness or sensitivity : the human side of politics is getting stronger.
---Zoology of or belonging to the genus Homo.