It seems really absurd that so many people so often refer to the human race as a plague or a cancer. We are not something separate from nature; we are the consciousness of the Universe, the result of evolution. We are capable of incredible things: empathy, poetry, abstraction, learning, art, technology, self reflection. Every image, every word, every song came from a human brain. We’ve made amazing things; we are amazing things.
It hurts deeply when someone calls our species a cancer. I am not a cancer. My husband is not a cancer, My parents are not a cancer. They are people I love and who make me a better person, a less cancerous person. Humans aren’t perfect, but we’re getting better. Don’t forget, we’re getting better.