Lately I've been struggling with feelings of misanthropy because of terrible things such as all the mass shootings.
But With all the wonderful scientific discoveries and acts of random kindness from humanity such as Utah giving homes to the homeless it gives me some hope.
Although at the same time there's a influx of despicable, disgusting acts of selfishness, self destructive tendencies and complete nihilistic behavior such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership which would give corporations sovereignty over nations allowing them to sue governments if there are laws that negatively impact future profits such as food safety and environmental protection laws.
Or the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act which removes the middleman for data collection for the NSA and other government agencies (before they had to go through the Department of Defense) which in my opinion is a colossal waste of money with the previous spying bill AKA the Patriot Act didn't do much to stop terrorism and more spying won't help either, Its money that should spent elsewhere like trying to prevent asteroids, comets and meteors from hitting the earth something that can unite us as a species instead were only instilling more distrust by spying on each other constantly.
Then theres social media or should I call it antisocial media, there are extremist authoritarian groups on both the left and right spectrum whom will attack anyone who simply disagrees with them or says something that annoys or offends them, then claiming that being annoyed or offended is the same as discrimination clearly these people don't understand the meaning of the word discrimination.
It reminds me of my attitude when I was in Middle School everything annoyed and offended me I was a hypersensitive jerk but two of my teachers recondition me not to take everything out of context and let things slide after all life is too short to always be ticked off.
But that's part of the problem with social media it can work like a feedback loop if all you do is talk to people who share your exact views, You cant grow that way. And its a similar situation with politicians, We have legalized bribes AKA lobbyist/super PACs shoot there's a revolving door for politicians and lobbyists. Talk about a conflict of interest.
In the next few decades about half of the species on Earth will go extinct and that includes the oceans and if plankton and other microorganisms start to die off this would trigger a mass extinction just look at all the plastic waste in the oceans many small fish consume this plastic and they poison themselves in the process and as larger fish eat them the toxicity builds as it goes up the food chain. I'm sorry to say but our time might be up, Homo Sapiens will be like the dinosaurs in the next century and most of this is brought on by our irresponsible, selfish and destructive nature. No need for a supernatural or extraterrestrial force to wipe us out, our own arrogance is to blame.
Please share your thoughts especially if its inspirational or positive news.