Who will inherit the earth?

03 Jun

Growing up , i remember watching a few documentaries on our local lebanese channel at first, and later on discovery and national geographic channels where it explains in a scientific way how earth will be eventually inherited by the insect species given their natural ability to cope with global changes which leads to a little effect on their living state.

You see, while having breakfast like every day on our dear old balcony that has experienced my nagging routine for my parents to pick me up to see theย  passing “voituret” (as i used to call them as a kid which is a childish way of saying “voiture” in other words “CAR” in english) to my 29 years on this earth. i started checking people down under on the opposite side of the street where ive seen a bunch of men passing each other on the sidewalk , each at a different speed one stopping at the atm, another on the phone reading some papers, another simply jogging (which reflects Life, somehow.. each going through it at a difference pace some achieving their goals some simply gliding through. oh well that’s a whole different thing to write about one day). suddenly I’ve noticed a sort of trend, an algorithm of life, something that is exactly the same with the passing cars.. each going to a specific destination, for a specific purpose, at a specific time to serve a certain goal. people scattered all across my street, my neighborhood, my city, my country, our earth. and then it suddenly hit me.. did the phrase

“And the Insects Shall Inherit the Earth”

really affected us that much that we started to act like a sort of colony each doing his part of the greater good of the hive?

You ever seen a hive of ants as a kid? scattered all around its hole in the ground each doing his thing, one is bringing in food, others carrying grains of sands to shield its main entrance for god knows what kind of risk they may face? ever seen a documentary where they explain how a hive of bees work synchronously with everyone achieving his exact role, goal, by using all means necessary?

I have! and i remember pretty well feeling sort of frustrated and pitying every single member of that colony. what a dull and boring life they must lead to do the same repetitive thing, to have one role in their colony and to keep at it through out their lives. but oh wait! isn’t that what wer;e doing every single day? being trained, educated, picking a specific career and going at it till the day we are no longer able to do so?

Did we, the human race tried coping with todays day and age by using any means necessary to make sure that we are and will remain the dominant species on our beloved earth?

are we the theoretical representation of the insects that will inherit the earth ?

We wonder.. (The little canary hanging on our balcony and myself.)


Posted by on 03/06/2011 in Thoughts


3 responses to “Who will inherit the earth?

  1. Baha'a

    03/06/2011 at 2:00 PM

    There are definitely some similarities between humans and social insects (ants, termites, bees), but the ultimate difference between them and us is that they’re ultimately programmed to do the greater good for the whole colony, while we aren’t. We have a choice and they don’t.

    I am someone who has watched insects for a long time, since I was a child and I have watched many documentaries and read many articles about them. For example, did you know that the total mass of ants on Earth (only one type of insects) is more than that of humans? Also there is a colony of ants that is taking over the whole Earth, one single massive colony! They’re all one family and would kill other ants of the same species that belong to a different colony.

  2. migheille

    15/06/2011 at 1:05 AM

    hmm o wow – correct analogy and so true
    never thought of it this way… i only thought that cockroaches will inherit the earth cuz they will be able to resist nuclear blast and hard conditions and such
    ( if you watched wallE – the creature “remaining” or surviving was a sarsour for a reason)

    but well – very deep line of thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ bit depressing tho hmm

    • rollyah

      01/07/2011 at 4:57 PM

      is it depressing? it’s a simple description of life as me and the canard see it ๐Ÿ˜‰
      oh and i’ve watched wallE more than once, sort of love it..
      he’s kinda funny!


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