Our Scorned, Scorched Planet!

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Scientists have now issued a warning that in a couple of decades, some parts of our planet may become uninhabitable. I beg to differ, some parts of our world are already uninhabitable. Our patched, long-suffering planet has endured human’s degradations for millennia; we don’t care about our world; we hate each other and are so quick to point out our differences, perhaps I am doing the same thing, but this article is meant to be constructive.

I don’t mean for this article to pander to any group of people but everyone. Recently, I watched a film titled, ‘Knowing’ and it’s about our world being destroyed by a massive solar flare which inevitably made the earth uninhabitable and in a creepy twist of fate, scientists are echoing the same thoughts. They are not predicting a solar flare will obliterate our world as we know it, they are warning us about climate change, but what they aren’t telling us to change is our attitude to everything on this planet.

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Humanity has descended so low that everything is about race and religion, and this is so sad. I wanted to write an article about love, bravery, and selflessness but I am finding it increasingly difficult to do so. A young boy lost his life in a house fire today in South East London, and yet on Yahoo, people were commenting on the colour of his skin and his parents’ race? It’s unbelievably sad.

There’s an increase in knife crime among black youths in London, and when a young life is lost, people hardly care, and that same attitude is unequivocally linked to our lack of empathy. We have grouped ourselves into white/black Muslim/Christian Catholic/Protestants etcetera. And it’s the same around the world, we have created this sick, twisted ideology we’re better than the next person if we belong to a particular race or religion.

There’s divisive politics, people hate with their eyes but smile with their teeth. We are so petty and care only for ourselves. We satisfy our cravings for depravities in the most deplorable fashion possible it’s laughable.

I am keen to see a time when we would truly love one another with no inhibitions. Sadly, it’s a human condition, we are suspicious and find it difficult to relate to people who don’t look or think like us. However, there is that basic instinct that connects us all, our DNA. It differentiates us from animals, the ability to think, feel and vocalise our emotions through words. Maybe animals love and feel (I’m not an expert on that) but not on our level, and I suppose the ability to express our feelings should make us a better entity. We should be able to take care of our environment and the people around us.

I am an optimist, but just as our earth is groaning under the burden of our selfishness and nonchalant attitude toward climate change, maybe, we will finally be able to do something together and eschew our petty differences.

Climate change is real!

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23 comments on “Our Scorned, Scorched Planet!

  1. This is a very thoughtful, and explosive article. You touched on every topic we should really be thinking about as human beings. But I am going to write something totally unrelated, aren’t you supposed to be on holiday?

  2. Kip Walkin says:

    You really let it out, Seyi. Aptly written and touching every side. If only we will ever listen. It’s just so sad the way we run this beautiful planet of ours. I have a poem coming up soon and it actually reflect your thoughts. Once again, if only we will ever listen.

    Thanks a lot for this strong, insightful and powerful post. Do enjoy your holiday!🌷

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      I hope we will listen soon my friend, because things can’t simply go on like this, we need to change. I’ll head over to yours soon to read your poem my friend. Thanks for visiting my site. Blessings to you and yours. 🙂

      • Kip Walkin says:

        Indeed Seyi, we definitely have to change if we really hope to have a better, healthier and positive tomorrow. The general mindset and perspectives in relation to how we treat each other and relate with our environment is totally counterproductive and selfish. I believe we can do better than this, if we sincerely shelve self interest, have more empathy, and favour positive and constructive strides towards making our world a better place. That’s one change that will make a lot of sense.

        Meanwhile, that particular poem I talked about is ready but yet to be posted. However, it will be my next post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Warm regards and blessings to you and yours always!🌷

      • Seyi Sandra says:

        You’re right Kip. I hope a change will come to our mindsets and the way we treat each other. I’ll be visiting your site soon to read that poem.
        I appreciate your visit and insightful comments.
        Blessings to you!🙏

  3. Hearing you loud and clear over here in California where we have incredible fires due to climate change – and the hate goes on with a bunch killed in Chicago this past weekend. I think as tensions rise for various reasons it’ll be all about fear and anger in the streets. It’s hard to take a vacation with that going on – but it’s absolutely necessary- for the peace. Thank you,

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      I watched the news and saw the fire in California and also Greece, it’s almost apocalyptic. You’re right my friend, people are angry everywhere and there’s less tolerance. Here in London, what happened in Chicago replicated itself. It’s sad. We can only pray and reach out in love to people around us and hopefully, that would cause a great chain reaction.
      I appreciate your comment my friend. Stay blessed.🙏

  4. 🙂 I believe that climate change is also real.

  5. Lori says:

    I would say the climate of people’s attitudes is real. Here’s the thing, in this age of instant communication, where anyone could put out any kind of lie or truth, we have to be ever vigilant. We have to research both sides of every story, make sure we’re following facts and not purely emotion, and get in tune with our core spirit where we communicate with God. The latter will guide us to all else.

    I don’t understand this constant pointing out of ethnicity or race. This doesn’t even cross my mind. I gauge the content of someone’s character. Mass media is a powerful tool to use on people to keep humanity in groups and divided. Since October, I have been in deep research about what’s happening to our global society, and I have found some things people won’t want to know, because it’s scary. However, I feel we need to face painful truths to heal and progress. Some of this may be coming to light, some of it may not. I have faith all will work out.

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      I really hope and pray so Lori. You’re quiet right and I mean every points you raised in your comment is pivotal to this article. The scorch of fake news is real, and what’s more real is the next person we see on the street. The scale of division is alarming, and add that to the serious threat of global warming. I know we should do our bit and pray but we need action too, if humanity keep fighting over petty issues, when are we going to start working together to save our home? Planet earth.

      Honestly, the race issue had always been there but I don’t see it but I read it. And the boy that perished in the house fire was of African descent, and someone wrote on Yahoo that ‘at least he wasn’t English, ’ so his death was permissible? That got to me. That flippant comment showed the extent of the divisive culture we have in the world now.

      You’re a brilliant soul Lori, and I’ll toe your line of discourse and pray, that miraculously somehow, a change will come to our hearts, and our planet. I appreciate your comment dear friend. Blessings to you.🙏

  6. Well written article, Sandra, as usual. 🙂 Very apt. 🙂

  7. Jack says:

    Well said, Seyi. We have the same issues here in the States. It’s sad when the only thing people can do nnowadays is pass judgment on each other, ridicule and hate. Thank you for this article!

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      Thank you for reading Jack. I guess, it’s human behaviour, it’s widespread. So is love, if we can love without prejudice, we’ll live in a better world. I appreciate your visit.
      Blessings to you.😀😀

  8. Neha Sharma says:

    It is indeed such a tragedy when people underestimate how important this issue is! Reminds me of Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale blue dot’ speech, in the sense that we exaggerate our significance on earth. Very thought-provoking post!

  9. unclerave says:

    Reblogged this on Unclerave's Wordy Weblog and commented:
    Great post, from a great young lady! — YUR

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