In the human realm what matters is completely individualistic. What matters more/most is still an individual viewpoint. However, the more and most damaging consequences of our actions can also be confronted and agreed upon from a collective judgment and agreement.
‘Do no harm,’ seems such a naïve and foolish statement to make, especially in these times of torturous upheaval and mind-bending instability. The legacy and history of human destruction is being recorded in real time. We are breaking it up and apart as we are going.
Bali dogs will never be most dominant on this planet and no one in their objective mind would posit that it would be nirvana. With a world full of carnivorous, wilful, cavorting canines rampaging across the globe the probability for destruction would be quite high. But it would come nowhere near to what humans have done. The Dinosaurs were huge, with enormous footprints, were around and dominant for 165 million years, yet achieved nothing close to the damage we have unleashed in our 6 million years. While humans continue to rule over what has become our collective ruin, nothing else has a chance to match our ‘intelligence.’ No other sentience will arise while humans continue to rape, pillage, and plunder a life force we all depend upon.
What matters most because nothing matters more is remarkably simple. The survival of nature and the billions of other inhabitants on this planet.
Many have quite justifiably given up on species human and who could really be blamed for such a viewpoint. When it comes to continued destruction, given our self-serving nature, it is nearly impossible to argue against the reality of what we have done and what we are still very capable of doing.
There are billions of humans attempting to make life ‘better.’ Better for themselves and other beings by behaving in ways that do no harm or as little harm as possible. Unfortunately, the war on each other has spilled over, directly onto and into every other life form.
There is much to learn from the toughness and resilience of dogs. Be they Balinese, Indian, Australian and all other indigenous canines, their connection to a bigger greater meaning and purpose is legendary and proven. They have not lost their way, its instinctual for them to maintain balance for survival. We have systematically squeezed and removed their ability to sustain a way of life that was beneficial to all.
In the reality we are all living through now, what matters most when nothing appears to matter?
In these times of torturous upheaval and mind-bending instability, continuing to do harm is naïve, foolish, and selfish. It is continuing a one-way, narrow minded path to global destruction.
We may not be able to save ourselves, even with our big brains. We are not to be trusted. Our survival, on the trajectory we refuse to change, will accelerate species extinction.
Now more than ever before.
Give me the company of Bali dogs.
Give me the company of humans who live in the company of Bali dogs.
Give me the ability to think like a Bali dog.