As I look around the globe, I see migrants. I am not speaking of humans. I mean birds, frogs, butterflies, dolphins, elephants, whales, bears, and even trees and flowers. Why does a species move? They move because they are in need of 4 basic factors that are fundamental for life: food, water, air, and space. These 4 factors at the right thresholds, allow them to survive. Without them they die. It is a simple equation. If you have the resources you live, if you don't you die.
Every species must allocate energy towards gathering these 4 factors. This means they must trade off staying in one location (their home habitat) or moving to find these factors. A species doesn't move just to move, that is too much freaking work! Their home habitat is known, and is therefore safer. Unless it is under attack by another species or by another organism within their species. We call these species that move for refuge, refugees. You heard me correct, a species migrates for 2 reasons:
- It doesn't have resources and therefore it will die unless it moves.
- It is under attack and therefore it will die unless it moves.
Now, this all makes perfect sense when we are looking at birds, frogs, butterflies, dolphins, elephants, whales, bears, and even trees and flowers. Then my question is why does it not make sense when we are looking at Homo sapiens. Is it because as humans we think that somehow we own the land? We own the resources. We own the food. We own the water. We own the air. We own the space.
Does that make sense? Do you own the water? Do you own the air? Do you own the space? Do you own seeds that make your food? If yes, why? Who says? Did you create it? Did you make it?
Wait...you know how to make water?!?!?! Air? More space? Seeds? Then get to work!!!! Because we are in need of another planet to live on. Unless you are wiling to share your seeds, water, air, and space with someone else-- maybe, possibly, a migrant or refugee.