Mankind is the only one we know of that has the arrogance to think that our "thinking mind" has made us superior and given us insights into the planets and the stars. How do we know that for sure? Maybe we are the village idiots that don't understand. Maybe every other living creature on earth has far more wisdom than us and has realized the higher purpose. Maybe THAT is why no other species that has lofty aspirations to "save the world". Instead they calmly go on with their own little circle of life, relishing every wonder this earth has to offer, quietly laughing at the silly humans trying so hard to cling to something that was never meant to stop changing or evolving.
These might sound like strange words coming from me, considering how many people I've guilt tripped into not using plastic or planting native in their gardens. I guess I'm no different from everyone else; trying hard to cling to these precious gifts, save them to show my baby before it's all gone. It's just such a shame that we can;t appreciate our own insignificance in the vast scheme of things.
I guess when all is said and done, it makes sense not to take life too seriously; it is, after all, impossible to get out alive!