Imagine yourself sitting in a coffee shop sipping your hot chocolate while reading a book. Your eyes scan the words every page reveals and your heart flutters at every emotion your mind deciphers. You can’t help but praise the writer for the magnificent masterpiece he/she wrote, unconsciously wishing you could connect with someone through your writing. Now stop there for a second. What if humans never existed? There wouldn’t be someone who would’ve written the book you are reading.
You of course, wouldn’t be the one sitting indoors on a winter evening enjoying a classic romance while sipping away your coffee. What would happen then? Of course, someone else would’ve written the book and someone else would be reading it.
Here’s another thought. What if all humans ceased to exist? Worse than that, what if we humans never existed in the first place? That goes without saying that the world would be entirely different had that been the case. But would it have been a good different, or a bad different?
Why do humans exist?
Do we exist to pour rain from the clouds and form snow during winters? Obviously, that is the work of God, and not of humans.
Do we exist to help a bird fly? Well, that is done by the bird’s mother, rather than humans.
Do we exist to produce oxygen to breathe in? Surely, God has created plants to photosynthesize the environment.
Do we exist to cause destruction? Now that is something a human is capable of.
You see, in all the above reasons, the only negative reason points towards human existence. Because if you ever ask a person the question, “what if humans never existed?” their first answer will most likely be, “Well, the world will surely be a better place to live in.” Is that all we are worth? To cause harm to the world?
Fortunately, humans go way beyond causing destruction. Humans exist to love. They exist to nurture the bud of sentiment from the day they are born to the day they die. Humans exist to reach the ends of the universe, and beyond.
Well then, what if humans never existed?
We would be living in a more natural world
When people say, “the world would be a better place to live in, had humans never existed”, they mean a greener world. Of course, that is a positive impact formed by the absence of humans on the environment.
Flowers would be blooming in fresh air rather than in pollution-filled winds. Forests would be in an abundance throughout the world, and most importantly, animals would have a safer home to live in. the species now extinct and endangered by humans’ wild hunting hobbies would no longer have to hide, and the marine life would perish under the fresh green water unharmed by human garbage.
Less air pollution due to population
As mentioned, if humans never existed, the air that filled our lungs would be much cleaner. During the lockdowns of COVID-19, when the mobility of humans was jammed, the air quality index of every country in the world got much better because anthropogenic activities ceased.
There would be no indications of human existence
Buildings, monuments, memorial hospitals, railways, trains, dams, and all kinds of brick-made manufacturers point to the existence of humans. If humans never existed, there would be no one to remember our names. No one would name their schools after their loved ones. No one would create apartments and houses for humans to live in.
What is more, there would be no rockets, airplanes, satellites, automobiles, and robots that would indicate the intelligence of these human beings. Every advancement points towards an intellectual brain, and every intellectual brain points towards an innovative human being.
The Creator would have never been acknowledged
Enough of the negative talk. There are also drawbacks that nature would have experienced if God never created humans.
God created humans with brains that comprehend the meaning of every phenomenon happening in the Universe. If God hadn’t created humans, humans wouldn’t have recognized their creator.
The miracle of birth, the phenomenon of death, the changing of nights into days and summers into winters, the growth of plants and trees, the humungous mountains sitting still in their place, and the existence of stars and planets, all are signs of God’s existence, which only humans are capable of understanding.
Even humans know there are things we are not capable of. The science is that if the Earth were slightly closer to the sun than it is now, we would have burnt to crisp. Likewise, if the Earth was slightly further away from the sun than it is now, we would have frozen to death. If humans never existed, what would be God’s purpose in creating this world?
The universe would remain undiscovered
“Everything and everyone seeks admiration and acknowledgment”
The vast universe that is expanding hundreds of miles with every passing second would never have been known about if humans had never made the discovery.
No creature would have known about the molten lava and magma that sits millions of miles beneath the surface we walk on.
The skies would have never been counted and the unique species would have never been studied. Curiosity wouldn’t be an aspect of imagination and the hunger for information would have never been there.
Remember, it was because of this curiosity did humans come to know the remaining lifetime of the sun, and it was because of this intelligence did humans predict the collision of the Milky Way Galaxy with the Andromeda Galaxy in the few hundred years to come.
Everything has its purpose
If humans exist, they exist for a reason. What matters is they know what they were born for and strive to achieve their sole mission in life. Rather than paying attention to advancing nuclear explosions to the point they can destroy a whole country in five seconds rather than ten, try paying attention to making yourself so that no creature ever says, “I wish humans never existed.”