I sometimes get tired of hearing people complain about the human race. We have our faults, sure. We could stand to clean up after ourselves a bit more. We should probably stop shooting at each other, and trying to take each others' stuff. And Lord knows we should stop "Keeping up with the Kardashians".
But when you look at what we've accomplished
compared to what other animals have accomplished, we're really quite
amazing. The bird sings beautiful songs, and the spider spins
elegant webs. But the bird sings the same song today that his ancestors
sang thousands of years ago. And the spider only spins his web to catch
flies... not to dazzle and inspire.
But humans sing many songs
in many voices. And we build skyscrapers, and houses, and amusement
parks. Sometimes we do it because we have to, but sometimes we do it
We build, and we sing, and we write, and we
paint. And we do these things because more than any other creature in
Creation, we have a drive to Create.
So, the next time you hear
someone talk about how horrible human beings are, sing a song, or draw a
picture, or do a dance. Because in all the world, you're the only
animal who does that for the pure joy of it. And that's a pretty special
reason for us to be here.