Consider Life; The incredible improbability of being human.
If you don’t know a smattering of organic or bio chemistry, mathematics, statistics, physics, astronomy, programming and engineering then you cannot appreciate how truly improbable reading this sentence is.
Before you smash that gnat or ant consider for a moment the engineering involved in the tiny limbs, the intricacy of the on board vision systems, the evolution of a chemical based communication system used amongst hive creatures.
Imagine engineering the simplest life form that you can grasp within your awareness.
Only you of all the worlds creatures could undertake such a task.
The science is incredibly complex, the engineering a few years in the future.
The other day, I caught a fly in my hand and accidentally broke it’s wing.
My Sifu taught me never break anything that I couldn’t fix.
I was saddened that I broke the tiny miraculous machinery.
From a human perspective, it’s just a bug, but from an engineering perspective that fly represented technology I marvel at and admire. The fact that this technology evolved through random circumstance makes it even more magical and precious.
As a human I can use discretion in what or whom I choose to harm or kill.
How much more careful I am with advanced creatures such as mammals and man. Any one of us can destroy fellow creatures without appreciating how truly connected and unique we are.
Any one of us can break one or many hearts.
How many of us can heal a broken heart?
I for one cannot even heal the broken wing of a fly.