Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Why Are We Here?


Yup, that about sums it up! πŸ˜›

This question has been bugging me lately. I’ve been thinking a lot about why we humans ended up here. All we do is destroy the planet and create messes. There are of course many decent people but it seems the “bad apples” end up ruining the bunch! We have people who can’t get along and are killing each other for their beliefs. We’re arrogant enough to think we are Β the top species and use that to exploit any animal and resource we like. Am I being too misanthropic here or have you thought these things too? I just feel like as long as we’re on the planet we ought to be treating it with respect and not killing off anything/anyone we don’t like or agree with. All that matters to governments around the world is profit without concern for the exploitation it often causes. I know this may be an annoying post for some of you so just ignore it-I have pleasant posts too!

Anyhow, I am feeling baffled as to how depraved our species can be to one another and our planet. My hope is that enough of us will wake up to see what is going on and divert us from further destruction. Why do the majority of humans have to get to their senior years before acquiring any sense of wisdom? Why are those of us unwilling to partake in the insanity of our species often labeled as the crazy ones? I am simply having a day of frustration I suppose. Bear with me. Needed to vent.

Anyone else wonder about why we’re here and how to divert further destruction to our planet and the species on it?

Β©Natalya, 2013.


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

39 thoughts on “Why Are We Here?

  1. Vent a way it’s your blog and it probably feels really good!

  2. Personally, I think this planet is a sort of classroom for the advancement of the human soul. Some come here and learn their lessons well and graduate to the next level, and others take a little longer – they need a number of visits to learn their lessons, in the same way that we progress through grades in school.

    As such, it’s an important place, but maybe less important than we think it is while we’re here – kind of a stage where one drama after another plays out – apparently real, but perhaps not entirely.

    Just remember that all you can control is your own energy and vibration, and all you can change is yourself – “be the change you wish to see in the world” is truly an enlightened mantra. When enough people do that, then perhaps a global shift will take place, and perhaps it’s already in motion, as many people seem to believe.

    But really, our true home is elsewhere, so do take it all with a big grain of salt. Maybe a whole bag. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jenny πŸ™‚ I agree with you but still don’t understand why the poor earth has to suffer for our collective stupidity! πŸ˜›

      • I don’t know that there is a why for everything, although I am bucking new age tenets to say so. I think God or the Universe made us this little playground, gave us free will, and left us to grow up on our own terms. I suspect that if we wear it out, as children tend to do, he/it is powerful enough to create another one, or to come up with a different idea. Who knows how many similar planets and races of men may be out there right now?

        This is not to say that we shouldn’t take care of the earth, for those of us who do care about it, but if you take the long view, even if the planet were empty, or if we cared for it perfectly, it would eventually be destroyed by the inevitable death of the sun. There is no such thing as forever, where physical things are concerned.

        So let’s all learn what we’re capable of, while we are here, and remember that we are spiritual creatures having a physical experience, not the other way around.

    • Yes, I tend to agree with most of what you’ve said. It’s just the concerns I have for the environment bothering me now. I don’t think we should destroy our planet and the life on it. Guess the spiritual part got solved for me and now I’m just upset for the planet 😦

    • I would if I had any money! πŸ˜› When I had a job I donated to lots of charities and joined plenty of environmental and animal welfare causes. It’s just now all I do is compost, the 3 Rs and fret. I’m very bad about remembering my travel mug for coffee when I’m out. If there’s a hell for people that don’t use their travel mugs I’m going there! lol Also, I don’t always remember my reusable shopping bag. The current talks about the Keystone pipeline in Alberta has me mega concerned. You know how much water they use to do the job? It can’t even be reused as it’s too toxic to purify for human consumption. Then there’s talk about fracking on the east coast and I just get upset about the monetary greed. Nobody seems to care about the potential environmental destruction as long as it creates jobs and pumps the economy with an infusion of cash.

      • Well, I think you are upset about things that you can’t control, which is never a good feeling. Start by working on the things you can, like the travel mug and the recyclable bag. You can also subscribe by email to sites without donating, I’m sure, and many of them have petitions you can sign for free, like There’s also, where you can donate every day for free just by clicking. You can have an effect through your choice of products and companies, as well, so you might want to look into that.

        You can also call your representatives in government (or you can here, anyway – I don’t know about yours) to express your opinions about things, or write them letters. You’re a good writer, so that might help. Perhaps there’s a local animal shelter where you could volunteer – I used to do that and quite enjoyed it. Just have a think, and I’m sure you’ll come up with something. You may not be able to save the world, but you can have an impact on your little corner of it. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, I know. It sucks feeling helpless with large scale things like the Keystone pipeline.

      I make an effort to buy sustainable products and am very virtuous about it when I have more money. The petitions I sign online are okay but sometimes it feels like it doesn’t do much. I’ll try to remember my travel mug and to always use my reusable bag (the bag I always have on me but sometimes the cashier is too quick bagging the item(s) and I’m too slow remembering. Once they “use” the plastic bag(if I ask to have the items put in my cloth bag after they’ve bagged them in the plastic) they throw it out. I think they recycle them now though but still… Basically I have gotten worried lately because of the stupid fracking and pipeline that is either going from the west coast to China or the US (Obama isn’t a fan though so you guys are lucky!). Then I hear the media talking about a possible pipeline on the east coast and I just get very upset! 😦

      • Well, do feel free to express yourself by writing to the relevant people – public opinion does make a difference!

        Oh, and when we go shopping, boyfriend and I tend to dump the reusable bags on top of the groceries so the clerk can’t miss them. You could even put your groceries right into the bags in the cart, so that you don’t forget. And keep your travel mug next to the coffee pot. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Jenny, those are good ideas πŸ™‚

  3. We are all here on earth cos it was our choice. It’s easy to “blame” a god or any other being sending us on this planet. It’s easy to act like kids who do everything wrong so as to be punished by their parents and have their attention. Maybe if we stop acting like kids, we grow up and stop victimizing, it’s when earth will become a better place cos we actually act as adults with responsibilities.

    • I blame nobody or anything for being here, Ruby. I was merely frustrated with the behaviour of humans towards our planet.

      • My observation was towards humanity including you, me and everyone on this planet. I never meant to insult or to be harsh but well that’s my opinion. Have a lovely day. πŸ™‚

    • I respect your opinion. I can be pedantic sometimes and overly inclined to abstraction with my questions. Not being in school at the moment I think I was looking for a more intellectual debate to satisfy my brain but got disappointed realizing that’s not what my blog is usually for. Your point about people behaving like children is accurate enough. I apologize for not validating that. Thank you and sorry for my lack of graciousness (at times my intellectual side takes control of me and I end up abrupt with people-I am usually more mindful *shame face*). I hope you have a lovely day as well πŸ™‚

  4. Agreed. Why do we insist on creating an orbitting landfill?

  5. Your question “Anyone else wonder…” – My answer would probably take up a whole book. LOL!

  6. Excellent vent, very concise! I definitely agree about the idea that we are the “top” species being very silly. Surely the top species would be one that lives basically peacefully and does not cause death and destruction, cruelty and bullying. That has evolved beyond the point of senseless killing and torture.

    Human’s are the only species on this planet that have not evolved to that point yet!

    And we dare to call ourselves superior.

    Sometimes a rant is good πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, you rock!


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  9. I presume your ‘venting’ was environment friendly! What’s ‘ventage’ is this? It tastes good.i

  10. I promote sustainability on my blog. What you can do in your own way is change yourself and be the change that ripples into the world through your example. Show others good ideas and behaviour so they will copy you.

  11. I think if everyone had to kill their own food at least once in their lives there would be a loss less people who eat meat and therefore a lot less demand on our ecosystem. Big box agrigulture is killing our planet.

  12. Hi!

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award! Thanks for brightening up my days with your blogging!

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