Crash and burn

Humans are like fire.

We settle somewhere and eat everything our insatiable appetite can reach. Earth, fauna, flora and air will burn, water will boil to oblivion until there is nothing left for us to feed on.

Human are like fire.

When we have left nothing but scorched earth and cinders, we will die out, slowly. The most resistant of us gasping, gripping into the little bits we still did not manage to completely annihilate.

Humans are like fire.

And we are wrong because we have not understood yet: it’s not the planet we are destroying but our own habitat, the environment that allows us to live. It’s not the planet we are killing, it’s ourselves. Earth will always remain. We won’t.

Humans are like fire, burning bright, untameable in their own pride until we starve ourselves to death.

The planet saw worse than a couple of fires and a few billion tiny individuals whose own greed has convinced their survival depends on the exhaustion of the life it bears. The truth is that we are nothing but tiny animals on a tiny planet. We are not that important.

Humans are like fire.

Earth was here before us and will remain after: wounded and changed but it will carry on. New life will appear, like it has before and new beginnings will occur after Nature has managed to eradicate the fire she mistakenly ignited.

It’s not dystopia, just a matter of time.

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