At a gathering of counter cultural types a few months ago , a question was asked of the featured speaker : " why the hell are we ( homo sapiens ) here ?" The question was asked with regard to the fact that we are the only critters on the planet that have developed the ability , and the arrogance , to seriously harm entire ecosystems in pursuit of our self interest , the same systems that are essential to all life on this rock !
Not long after the question was posed , a spontaneous reply emanated from somewhere in the audience : " WE ARE HERE TO - BURN - ! "
The profound nature of that simple yet fascinating response went right over the heads of all of us in the room that night , including the speaker . But in hindsight , the heavy duty and relevant content in that simple statement becomes apparent ; a myriad of practical , philosophical , and potentially horrific possibilities ..................... what comes to mind for you?