I wonder if there is any other of the 8.7 millionspecies on this planet take Saturday or Sunday off – or take a ‘holiday long weekend’, or summer/winter vacation.
My guess is the number of species is only one (1), just us. While I know we all see ourselves as superior beings, what makes us so entitled to take time off from managing our own survival?
Even if that 8.7 million estimate is wildly overstated, I can’t recall any critters taking time off.
Even sloths move a little every day …
A hundred thousand years is like a minute geologically – barely worth mentioning in our 4.6 billion year history – so what are we fussed about? In a thousand years, I expect humans will still inhabit earth. In a hundred thousand years, who knows?
The cycle of life and seasons don’t take a day off.
When people take a break the world seems to keep spinning, without anyone doing anything …
We are horribly complacent – perhaps complicit, in our collective ill-health, struggles for survival and quest for better life and lifestyles because too much of our thinking relates to leisure and pursuit of leisure, and I don’t just mean the leisure industries are to blame. As technology progress continues to deliver labour and time saving devices and software shouldn’t someone be addressing our collective laziness?
We all need to get up more, get out more, move faster, try harder and work at it – playing hard should always be a reward, not a lifestyle. Those 8.7 million species are alive, surviving and most of them are thriving. I wonder, if and anthropologist from some far off planet visited earth, of all those species, how would they rate humans as a species? Would they say we are at risk, or not?
As we embark on this wonderful long weekend of celebration of our country – we should play hard, laugh lots and then get back to work. Our work is not to make money or things. Our work is to survive and thrive and to do that we shouldn’t take a lot of time off …