Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday 11 January 2010: Heidi is really tired after thinking about the future of the world this night

Heidi says: I woke up at 4 this night because Yma had a bad dream. Nico went to check up on her and from that moment on I was wide awake. Yesterday evening, I watched a documentary on nuclear wars in space and what that might do to the world as we know it. It scared me. I realised that we can easily destroy our planet and everything on it. Well, we have already known that for a long time, but now it went even further. It's not enough that we people can destroy the world by polluting it, now we can also destroy it by sending missiles to space that demolish satellites. I can't believe how horribly selfish the human species is. I have known it for a long time, starting by looking at myself, but the more I see these documentaries about pollution, war and war in space, the worse my feelings about this all get. One day the world will come to its end if we keep on going the way we go. That makes me sad. Especially because I put Yma on the world and in a few weeks we are putting another little life on earth. I start to wonder if that is a smart thing to do. Maybe the world would be saved if people would stop to procreate. That would mean humans could go on doing what they do for another hundred years until the last one dies, and then the world would belong to the animals and itself again. But maybe that thought goes a bit too far.
If the world is finished in a couple of hundred of years, that is our punishment for our horrible behaviour. Most humans are guilty of pollution so it's only natural we all get punished for being so selfish and self absorbed. Too bad for us, too bad we didn't listen, too bad...

With all that said, I will have put two people on this world and so I will take my responsibility, together with Nico. We will raise our kids to be and think green as much as possible, we will teach them to be good people, peaceful people and above all, we will love them with all our hearts. We will show them this love every moment of the day and they will feel this love and feel that they are worth everything to us. It all starts with loving your children. I truly believe that!
That and teaching them to respect what's around them. I hope we succeed.

2 comments:

Valleimeisje said...

Heel mooi tekstje, Heidi... Het ontroert me...

Anonymous said...

dank je Vally :-)
Heidi