Nature And Human Essays

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Maria Moiseeva
Professor Ahrens
English 101
13 August 2014
Illusory Freedom

“…Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”-Carl Sagan.
If there is only one thing that humanity has to learn, that would be the superior power of compliance with natural laws. Human species have never had any true freedom. Freedom is illusion. When it comes to the order of nature, either you align or you suffer.
So, who are we, homo sapiens, a branch of great monkeys, the source of all problems on the Earth, the reason behind dramatic changes of environment,
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Everything is for sale and no one is accountable for the consequences. Market efficiency, the idea of the ownership, the economic theories of invisible hand of the market and all of this is the main driving force of civilized society, yet has no relation to the sustainability of the planet and maintains no regard to the basic needs of its inhabitants. Adam Smith, observing the nature of the social order, defined, ““Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.” As long as we put the system, which has self - identification at its core, before people and nature, there will be no justice, not towards the people, nor environment; therefore, no sustainability of the planet will be reached. At this rate humans will need two planets to provide for their wants in the 2030s.
Conflict between human and nature was never been over and only progresses. In the 1960s most countries lived within their ecological resources. But the latest figures show that today three-quarters of the world's population lives in countries, which consume more than they can replenish. The Living Planet report calculates that humans are using 30% more resources than the Earth can replenish each year.
If the main goal of all human beings is to live forever, and the only way most of us