Famously, Richard Dawkins has stated that the universe is indifferent. But it is not. We are the universe, in part. We are the same particles and elements which comprise all things in this universe, from black holes to Saturn’s rings.
Insomuch as we are apart from it, the universe is not even close to indifferent. It is inimical to life. Not just inhospitable, the vast majority is dead set upon the end, nay, even the prevention of biological flourish. Look at the empty silent cosmos. Our petty sliver of one tiny world contains a brief cosmological instant of life. That’s it.
All the rest would snuff out life immediately. Go ahead and test this. Grow a plant on the surface of the sun, the crushing gravity of most heavenly bodies, the vacuous space without atmosphere. Even the extremophiles of our caves, our ice, and our volcanic undersea vents haven’t a hope beyond the Van Allen belt. People talk about how unfair life is on Earth. Try to see how fair it is in the other 99.999999999999999% of existence outside of the Earth.
With great pride, people announce their apathy: I don't care; not my problem; why bother; not worth it. We may utter a sentiment like this in the futile attempt to pretend like things will naturally get better or like our vote doesn't matter. That ostentatious indifference, however, is actually siding with the majority of the universal constraints which actively snuff out life. We pick a side when we don't pick a side. Time and entropy are in a non-stop divine mission to destroy all that is beautiful within biology and living creatures. They don't need another ally. They need another enemy.
Insomuch as we are a part of it, the universe is supportive... when we choose to be. Let us choose. Let us be combatants and warriors against all which seeks to worsen ourselves, our neighbors, and our world. Let us not claim the ignorance which accelerates our health degradation. A daily counterproductive food intake is a vote to worsen ourselves. Let us not claim the ignorance which tolerates the oppression of people. A daily inaction toward our fellow man is an active attack on him. Let us not claim the apathy which amplifies our Earth's destruction. A daily dismissal of our impact is an effort at negative impact.
And let us not make the great mistake of indifference.
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