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 the 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.)