It makes me wonder as a fellow human being; why do countries need more weapons of mass destruction when the world has already made enough to eliminate the entire human race.
Don’t we have real issues like water shortage, pollution, global warming deforestation, poaching, industrial waste dumping to the ocean etc and the list goes on? Yet here we are fighting among each other in the name of boundaries, religion, caste, colour, culture.
The water we drink, the air we breathe, the trees that give us oxygen are all depleting tremendously and what are we waiting for?
As seekers of comfort, we use plastic disposable material in the name of convenience, chop down our forest to build skyscrapers and change our terrains to build infrastructure to suit modern life. It reminds me of the story of the man who killed the goose who lays the golden egg.
Gather around people as our generations to come would face the consequences. How are we going to explain this to the coming generations that we killed their lakes rivers and ocean by dumping waste; we hunt down all the species for fun to a point of extinction and we chopped down our forest and built concrete jungle that doesn’t produce oxygen.
As per world population statistics in April 2019, we are a whopping 7.7 billion and as per World Bank report 2018, around 3.5 billion humans are struggling to meet ends. The purpose of every government is to improve the quality of life, sadly the stats say otherwise. It seems that acquiring a new nuclear weapon is more of a priority than fresh air.
It’s time we learn from our mistakes and take a conscious stride towards making the world a better place.
What could change?
*Regulate waste disposal
*Stop deforestation /Plant more Trees
*Ban plastic material
*Stop making nuclear weapons
This is just the tip of the iceberg. One should be embarrassed to call
themselves educated without fulfilling social obligations.