Now I was sitting waiting wishing That you believed in superstitions Then maybe you’d see the signs But Lord knows that this world is cruel And I ain’t the Lord, no I’m just a fool Learning loving somebody don’t make them love you
Must I always be waiting waiting on you? Must I always be playing playing your fool?
I sing ya songs I dance a dance I gave ya friends all a chance Putting up with them wasn’t worth never having you And maybe you been through this before But it’s my first time So please ignore The next few lines cause they’re directed at you
I can’t always be waiting waiting on you I can’t always be playing playing your fool I keep playing your part But it’s not my scene Wont this plot not twist? I’ve had enough mystery. Keep building me up, then shooting me down Well I’m already down Just wait a minute Just sitting waiting Just wait a minute Just sitting waiting
Well if I was in your position I’d put down all my ammunition I’d wondered why’d it taken me so long But Lord knows that I’m not you And If I was I wouldn’t be so cruel Cause waiting on love ain’t so easy to do
Must I always be waiting waiting on you? Must I always be playing playing your fool? No I can’t always be waiting waiting on you I can’t always be playing playing your fool, fool
I grew up on a small Island in the middle of the pacific. It was a nice place but there wasn’t a whole bunch to do there. I spent a lot of my youth quite bored, walking around the town. Upon one of my many nights aimlessly wondering the streets I noticed something in the sky. It was something truly spectacular, the Milky way, in all its grandeur. I hadn’t noticed it earlier because it was bigger than the sky itself. Being free of light pollution I was able to clearly see the band stretch across the sky. It’s right there I thought to myself. I could see it, it wasn’t something you only heard about on T.V. or read about it in a book. It was right there, If my arm was long enough I could grab it. It was real. These thoughts, this realization of reality forever molded the way I saw the world.
I soon went off the the library and found any information I could about space. I read books on cosmology, astronomy, physics as well as some Goosebumps. The things I learned blew my mind. General andspecial relativity, quantum mechanics, the size of the galaxy, the distance to the nearest star, how long the earth had been here and string theory. The more I learned, the more I educated myself the more I saw a picture of reality that was far bigger than I was. Far bigger than I had ever imagined. Being a mere 80 lbs at the time, I seemed absolutely insignifigant compared to the mass of the earth. My mere metre and a half of length seemed nothing to the distance to the moon (1.5 light seconds). My expected life span, 74 years, nothing to the 4.5 billion years our planet has been here. The more I thought about it, the more I educated myself the more I loved the universe.
In early 2004 humans were able to look further into space than ever before. In a project called the Hubble Utra Deep Felid we were able to look 13.5 billion light years out of our green and blue spec. What did we see when we zoomed in on a tiny pice of the sky? A shit load of galaxies, about ten thousand of them. The universe it seems is a very large place. But none of it looks like our day to day environment, no mountains, no oceans, no clouds just black space with countless specs of light. Throughout history man has looked up at this black abyss and wondered if there was anything familiar, anything like home. Finding planets around other stars is truly a difficult task. Any light bouncing of a planet is far outshined by the its parent star. Regardless, in the last 14 years humans have found358 planets outside our own solar system. Most of these are hot balls of gas similar to jupiter orbiting close to small stars. A few of them were once thought to be at the right distance to have liquid water, but all have been found to be either to close or two far. Still nothing like home.
Geology has shown us that the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old. In that time many things have happened. The contintents have drifted appart and back together 5 times. Micro organisms filled the atmosphere with oxygen (can you imagine how long that took) . There have been 5 mass extinction events. It speculated it’s beencovered with ice twice. Organic elements through heating and cooling events became self replicating molecules, which became RNA, which became DNA, which became single celled organisms blah blah blah. Species have come and gone. 99% of all species that have lived are now extinct. Some lived for millions of years. Then a few hundred thousand years ago a certain primate grew a cerebral cortex
Humans well what can i say about those guys. Upon first inspection they don’t look like much. lanky arms and legs, no sharp teeth, not to big, not to quick and a bulbous head. Man is more than meets the eye however. That bulbous head is the secret. It houses a bigger brain with respect to its body than any other animal that has previously existed on the planet. It made humans witty little buggers and led them to two major advantages. One is that humans are capable of indepth problem solving. How do we kill a woolly mammoth? I know, lets sharpen up some stones and throw them at them. Another advantage is that we congregate into groups. This protected us from predators, the guys with the sharp teeth. Nomadic tribes at first, then once we figured out agriculture we settled into towns which became cities which led to countries. Countries can be quite large and are composed of smaller groups of humans such as classes, special interest groups and corporations.
Humans’ two advantages really helped us out for two hundred thousand years. We were able to colonize the planet. Make advances in medicine, technology and quality of living. But in the last 100 years we’ve outgrown our boots, we’ve perverted our advantages. Like a teenager at their first rave, we’re partying our asses off without any realization or concern about the major hangover of tomorrow. Our tendency to from groups at the global level has become somewhat a disadvantage. Humans on the global scale are no longer seprate beings but one super-organism. It’s happened quite quickly. The human population was 3 billion in 1960 and is expected to reach 7 billion in 2011. Doubling in less than 50 years, crazy! Yet a select few make most of the important decisions, with their own interests in mind, usually money and power. Groups such as Monsanto, who seek to own your food; The oil cartels who spread disinformation and subvert new tecnology to protect their established oil industry; Governments who act as rouge states instead of part of a global community. These groups, who act for themselves are a major disadvantage for the human super-organism. Why? Because their interests (financial/pollitical) seldom coinside with the human super-organism’s needs, a planet to live on and food to eat.
The Earth, contray to what you’ve been told is quit durable, it is us who are fragile. How many people have your heard complain about how hot is in the summer, only to complain how cold it is in the winter. Biologically humans are fastidious. Thats only a tempreture difference of 30˚c, thats not much energy. I know what your thinking “global warming is predicted to raise the average earth tempture by 1˚c big deal”. But here is the shitty thing, climate change is a self feeding system. As the planet warms, the oceans release more water vapor into the atmosphere. Water vapor is a greenhouse gas. Warmer oceans also obsorb less CO2 further increasing the warming. If that wasn’t bad enough the warmer climate will release methane (another greenhouse gas) form the melting permafrost in the polar regions. The small change made by humans is nothing compared to what the earth can do itself. If we piss off the planet, she will fuck us.
So what is it to be human? We are each part of a large entity. We are the human race. We live on a green and blue spec of a rock on the edge of a swirl that lies in a grand abyss. We have existed for mere moments, on any but our own time scale. We all die as children, 74 years give me a break. Our egos are second only to our potential. A majority of us segregate, judge or even kill each other based on divine beliefs. Rather than love, unite or educate ourselves on what we know. We may consider ourselves special but we are by no means one of a kind or unique. look up at the night sky, our sun is one of countless billions. There is plenty of life out there. The universe doesn’t care if we exist or not. But I do. We need to act as one. Not segregated groups. We need to use our bulbous heads and make educated decisions in the interests of all of us. Not profitable short term environmentally detrimentally ones for the elite few. We need to look beyond ourselves. Look beyond our time. Educate ourselves. Question the elite few (they hate that). Be good to our earth so our grandchildren have a place to live and be good to our fellow humans. Love and Unite