Existential Threats

Climate change, civil warfare and overpopulation. Of course there’s more than those three, but they are the ones that come to my mind the most.

There’s so many existential threats that we all have to live with right now. Choosing just three to talk about seemed like too much, especially the three I chose.

Where do you get your food from?

Climate change will change all of that, if it hasn’t already. The weather is likely changing where you get your food from. How, or when you get it will change also. Your local superstore won’t have the freshest produce anymore because its being shipped from further away. If it does have ‘the good stuff’ you can’t afford it because costs of everything go up, rarely down.

We are past the industrial revolution and have broken through the wall into a technological revolution.

Hydroponic gardens are becoming more popular, especially in big cities. It’s more common to have grass on the roofs in the sky, not the ground.

We are so eager to explore new planets, in a sense abandoning Earth, when it is all we have.

“Money is no good on Mars.”


The majority of the population can’t afford to live on Earth itself, how could we thrive on another planet? The ones who know have a secret they are not willing to share because every secret pays a price.

Do you talk to your neighbors?

If you can’t afford the best, organic and fresh foods you’re not alone in that. Chances are the house closest to you could be going through the same thing, if it’s not food it’s something else.

I mentioned above that we are in a technological revolution, electric cars, electric doors and wifi connected doorbells. There is so much more I just don’t want to get into all of it right now, because my point is that there is no limit to what humans can make. We crave creation, new things, love and freedom because we get bored very easily once we’ve solved a problem. We look for new problems to solve when we can’t find solutions.

Once we realize we are not alone in this life, it’d be easier to solve problems together. Talk to your neighbor, because at the end of the day.

Have you ever been homeless before?

We are all victims of a life we never asked for. That sounds dark and deep.. mostly because it is. Despite how much our lives are different from one another, we are all still out here doing the same human things to survive. Food, water, shelter, connection. Without even thinking about it sometimes we gravitate towards those four things the most. We take them for granted everyday because without them we wouldn’t survive. People haven’t survived without those four things, this post was made to make me think about my life without those.

Published by emriyus

I am human, just like you. I have been around for 20 years and although it may not be a lot of time to some, it feels like I've been alive forever. To cope with all the things my life has given me; good and bad, I've always been a writer. Maybe I didn't know or necessarily want to be a writer, but I was always on the creative side, not really understanding how different I was from others; I'm really not that different from you. To this day I'm still eager to learn more about myself, to improve and grow amorphously. I want to use this fuel of constant self-discovery as the direct source of 'energy' that can create whatever I want it to, making writing for me a healthier coping mechanism than most I've tried in my lifetime. That being said, I believe that starting my blog, The Existentialist, (all thanks to Wordpress and Bluehost teams) I finally have the opportunity and creative outlet to unleash my passion for art; writing. The beginning is never easy, and it won't get much easier I am aware. I can only believe in myself and keep my expectations to a minimum; I like to believe I hold no expectations, but they seem unavoidable. To whoever reads this, I'm not one to care about views or reads, I won't encourage/pressure you to read my work because for me, the thrill really comes from just making a finished piece of work I'm happy with, regardless if it is read by others or not; judgement from others is what I've feared all my life. I can only encourage you to have an open mind as a reader and believe in me as much as I believe in myself to accumulate the courage to start showing my creative writing(art) to the world. Everybody creates things in their lifetime, I am just another one of those beings; whether you like it or not, nouns (persons, places and 'things') exist to teach us something about ourselves. There is always more to learn...

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