Humanities Extinction

It has been awhile since Hollywood has come out with a really good “end of the world” type movie.  Come to think of it, the last ones I can remember came out when I was still in high school.  Movies like Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow, and Independence Day come to mind.

I would venture a guess that most human beings don’t think about the end of the world. Like death, I think we all know it will happen someday, but choose not to think about it. A problem for future generations to deal with.

The end may be sooner then you think, and worse it doesn’t look like the end of humanity will come by asteroid, alien invasion, or deadly storm.  The end, it seems, will come at the hands of humanity itself.

6975466-end-of-the-worldIn a recent interview Stephen Hawking theorizes that 1,000 years may be all humanity has left.  He warns that with advances in science & technology bring with it “new ways that things can go wrong.”

I am inclined to believe Hawking, but maybe for different reasons.  Humanity is becoming increasingly distracted to the realities of what is going on around them.  Social media, TV, and cell phones have lowered our attention spans significantly.  Obesity is at an all time high, and our schools and educational systems are eliminating the very things that make life worth living such as music, art, photography, theater, and more.

If humanity was to be wiped out tomorrow how would we want our species to be remembered?  If we only have 1,000 years left we should focus on more important things besides how many Facebook friends we have, or how many “likes” we got on our last Instagram photo.

Life is to be lived, felt, believed, and remembered.  If humanity only has 1,000 years left I hope we make those years ones of great significance and importance.  And I truly hope, before the end, that we can put our differences behind us, and come together as one species united.

The Christmas Tree and the New House

So the week before Thanksgiving Terra and I moved into a house. We are really excited about it because we went from an apartment that was 925 sq. ft. to a house that is 1875 sq. ft. with a yard and two car garage.

Living in a house is much better then an apartment, but Terra and I are still deciding where everything goes and in what order we want things to be. This means that we have piles of pictures, boxes, and other assorted things all over the house.

However its Christmas and even though we dont yet know where everything is going to hang, go, or be placed we brought home a Christmas Tree today and are going to be put it up. So far the experiance has been going not as excpected. The tree we bought is too big for our stand. So Terra ran off to go get a new stand.

OK Terra went to Taget and got another kind of stand and we are literally up but not running. We dont run until Tuesday. (For those of you not aware of how that was a joke Terra and I run with a running group on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

The problem now is we got the garlands up, and the lights are sort of on the tree….(sort of defined as only one strand of lights and only half way done). Terra requested we do the rest Monday. This is Terra with her “I dont want to do anymore tonight face”

But we are slowly making order out of chaos. Sort of?!