Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Earth and Man


Though nonfiction books are a bore to read but Bill Bryson's 'A short history of nearly everything' is a good read. He has written about almost everything from the start of the earth to till date; giving some hilarious details and peeks into the life of scientists and their ilks, making the book a good page turner. It also has some grave facts about people who have majorly contributed in increasing the lead levels in the atmosphere to a pretty dangerous level, and killed the last of animals to make them extinct forever. While reading 'A short history of nearly everything' human seems nothing more than a series of experiments merely done with numerous permutations and combinations and added to it the process of evolution. Ditto goes for this entire universe. Among the myriad creatures who have once existed and are now extinct soon will be our name too. Nothing is immortal not even this earth or the sun. Then why is human race so mean, calculative and is almost next to God when it comes to dealing with the life of other living beings, be they of their own kind or not. If not completely true at least in part it is, "If you want to save earth kill mankind." Though true that one day everything will be wiped out from the face of the earth and things will start all new but we are just accelerating the process.

Earth is beautiful, just sit for 5 minutes under a tree, near a river, in the falling rain, in falling snow or watch the flowers or babies play or animals .............why do we hurry so much in life, just ignoring the beauty in everything.


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