Friday, February 2, 2007

Lonely , In the Past

On TV, David Attenborough was doing what he did best, giving an exciting yet calm narration of human evolution. As he described the changes the Mayan civilization underwent, something he said set my head buzzing.. "Mayan civilization's Capital City housed 60 thousand residents" ... Capital City? Just 60 thousand? Thats a flourishing civilization? Well, there was more to come .. He remarked "the total human population in the world was 15 million" .. Wait!! Thats less that the total population of New York (18 M) !! The first feeling that stuck me was ,, Lonliness.. The worlds would have been very different.. You get out of your domain.. It may be ages and ages and you might never meet a single human being! Whooh.. The second feeling was more profound .. If that was the stable population for a long time, then how did this sudden explosion happen? Are we not becoming more of a parasite on this world? Is it not time to give what we took? Sure the winner takes it all .. But after the world is gone, will we still be winners? Hmmm.. questions .. Our actions and the future holds the answers ..

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