Epitaphs for Earthlings (1)

<April 11/11>

One day in Toronto recently my spirits were kind of in the toilet, & the idea of “Epitaphs for Earthlings” sprang into my mind. I do try hard to keep my spirits up & not to think deeply despairing thoughts about the fate of the Earth & the fate of us poor dumb humans – but from time to time, I lose the battle, at least temporarily.

This was one of those times.

Anyway, here is my little list of short & snappy possible tombstone words that creatures from outer space might see if, one day, they’re taking a look at our dear (by then irreparably damaged & human-less) planet & wondering what the heck the 2-legged critters did to mess it all up so disastrously.

  • ATOMIC IDIOTS
  • BIG, DUMB EGOS
  • FEAR-BASED CULTURE: FAILURE WAS INEVITABLE!
  • GREED GOT ‘EM
  • KILLED BY THE MORE-MORE-MORE DISEASE
  • MORONIC MINDS
  • NEVER QUITE GREW UP, DID THEY?
  • OH, THE DRAMA! (THEY DID LOVE THEIR DRAMAS!!)
  • PATRIARCHY: WHAT A LEGACY!
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY: AN UTTER DISASTER!
  • SMARTS...BUT SO LITTLE WISDOM
  • TECHNOLOGICAL OPTIMISM. OOPS!
  • TERMINAL SELF-ABSORPTION DISEASE
  • THEY LOST THEIR TRIBE
  • THINGS, THINGS & MORE THINGS… MY, HOW THEY LOVED THEIR THINGS!
  • TOO BUSY TO SAVE THEMSELVES!
  • TOO MUCH HUBRIS, NOT ENOUGH HUMILITY
  • TOO STUPID (& THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE SO SMART!?)
  • UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES...
  • WASTE: OMG THE WASTE!!
  • WTF WTF WTF???

Janet

p.s. Being “down in the dumps” is a bit epidemic right now, I think. There’s no point pretending things aren’t in a horrific mess; they are! But I can’t see much point in wallowing in misery. Hence, my 3 recent postings aimed at generating laughter – here, here & here

'Quote of the Day' with this post: “More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair & utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” – Woody Allen