I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the state of our planet, and remind you of one simple thing…
No matter where you’re from, the color of your skin, your religious beliefs, your sexual orientation, your political affiliation, or your financial situation, you will always be an Earthling.
I’ve never understood why we don’t think of ourselves as such. After all, calling this planet home is the one thing that unites us.
My name is Austin, and I’m an Earthling.
Try it. Listen to how it rolls off your tongue. See how simple it is to identify yourself?
Rather than focusing on what makes us different, why not shine the spotlight on what makes us all the same?
We’re Earthlings. This is our planet. Our one and only home. We’ve yet to discover any other planet out there that can support human life. So Earth is pretty much the old ball and chain, which means that we need to learn to live with each other.
How hard can that be? Why must we make it so difficult?
Let’s all just write in “Earthling” every time we need to fill out a form that asks us to identify ourselves as a member of a group.
It’s not like any of us can pull a Brexit and vote to leave the Earth Union.
We’re stuck here, like billions of castaways on this beautiful, big, blue marble.
So why not just all get along? Can we put aside all the bickering, table the hatred, call off the wars, and give peace a chance?
And let’s throw in a whole lot of love while we’re at it.
I’m sure some of you must think I’m incredibly naive if I truly believe we can all be lumped under that one, enormous Earthling umbrella, so let me give you a different perspective…
When the Aliens finally invade Earth, and we all know that they’re coming, who do you think they are going to annihilate and/or enslave? Americans? Whites? Republicans? Christians? Heterosexuals?
They could care less about race, religion, or any other affiliation. Unlike us, the Aliens know nothing about discrimination. They just want to eliminate the Earthlings.
So let’s be more like the Aliens (well without the enslaving and annihilating), and look at the world on a planetary level.
Be an Earthling. Love your fellow Earthling.
Maybe, if we’re lucky, we’ll save our planet in the process.
Thanks for listening!
Your fellow Earthling,