Yoda is 2.5 feet tall, a goblin/alien hybrid, fictional and smarter than you or I.
I had a small moment of clarity before in which I made a connection and figured out a way to articulate something which has been banging around inside for months.
I remember reading King Lear when I was younger and taking note of the biblical reference from Mark 3:24. “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” I’m not religious at all, but I believe this is a truth which transcends belief. There is no thing which can survive conflict with itself, at a small or large scale. When human brains fall to ruin, so often there is an internal conflict. Sadness and depression so often seem to come from fighting with what you want and what you are. Cancer is, ultimately, the inevitable and natural mutation of our body as it turns on itself.
We are not owners of the Earth, we are members of it. The Earth itself is an organism, and all life upon it is inexorably part of that organism; we are all equal and we are all universally linked.
As human beings, we can no longer live so oblivious to this truism. We are not masters of the Earth, we are only a part of it. As long as we abuse and exploit the Earth itself and the other organisms (just like us), we continue to turn the Earth upon itself.
Inevitably, a quick google search revealed that somebody far smarter than I had sad all this far more concisely…
An organism at war with itself is doomed. HUMAN RACE! Stop seeing yourself as superior to the things around you; there is no excuse for slaughter and slavery, regardless of sex, race, colour or species.
‘Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” – Albert Schweitzer
I’ve not always been aware of this, but now I am, and I hope you all will be too.