|A Higher Purpose
Does the dandelion know that its seedheads are irresistible to small children, that those globes of clustered ‘copter stalks will be scattered to the next door lawn by the breath of little folk, long before the wind gets there? Are humans merely the means by which the dandelion ensures the propagation of its species? Can it be that we are just a symbiotic assistant to the spread of the dandelion empire to the furthest reaches of the earth?
Do you feel used or gratified that we have a purpose for being on this planet? If we are servants of dandelion ambition, is that not a more selfless and honourable existence than being here purely for our own good? Can the idea that we strive only for the addition of more layers of civilisation for our comfort really be better than the noble purpose of the spread of the humble dandelion? Is not the cheery, yellow face of the dandelion a more pleasant aspect of creation than our so often furrowed brows and careworn features?
Cheer up, humanity. We serve a better cause than we ever suspected.
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