They say that humans are the beings that make up the universe. God created the universe to create humans, and the universe would not be created if humans never existed. What if humans never existed?
Then why consider this unpopular, unimportant, and God-forbidden hypothetical question? Well, for one, we humans consider ourselves obliged to debate every pointless question provided under the sun. Only this isn’t an unimportant and pointless debate. Rather, according to some philosophers, humans should ponder on the fantasy of nonexistence in order to realize the worth of their existence.
And that is why, ladies and gentlemen, I have decided to write this article to break down to you what would happen if we had never existed, and why we must exist. Read to find out.
An overview of our existence
13.77 billion years prior to today, this universe was created. Some believe it was created through an explosion referred to as ‘The Big Bang’, while others disagree that a bang never even happened. Howsoever, the universe came into being and that is what’s important.
It then took the Earth a couple of million years extra to cool down. Habitat and ecosystems were developed that would suit the lifestyle of a human being, and we were eventually created.
There came different eras in which human beings grew and developed. The first era we call the ‘Stone Age’ where there was no language and people walked around wearing leaves. The time we live in now is referred to as the ‘Modern Age’ where everyone is demanded to be bilingual and up to date with technology.
If we talk from a religious perspective, there were many theories of human existence to human growth, with Darwin’s theory of evolution at the top.
All of this points towards one thing. Humans have and are constantly growing with time. It is predicted that the world would be living in heaven in the next couple of years. And with the growth of humans grew the Earth.
Would the world be better if humans never existed?
This is a question I don’t think needs to be answered. At least not directly. This goes without saying that the world would be a different place if humans never existed, but would it be a better one?
Of course, the modern age would never have developed satellites and monuments. The stone age would never have given the idea of producing fire through stones. Humans would never be associated with monkeys and apes.
But wait! You and I both are self-centering around what we are. How about we think about other living creatures for a change? The plants that produce oxygen for us to breathe in that we mercilessly cut down every day. The animals that eat other vicious animals are killed by our hunting hobbies and eating preferences. Lush green fields made for humans to relax in eroded to make buildings an houses.
What is their fault? Why should the environment suffer due to our hunger of development? Don’t you think the world would be a better place to live in if we never existed?
A balance between life and death
With existence comes extinction. Death is an undeniable truth accepted by everyone and everything. What lives has to die. But why? To make room for the next existence? So, control the overpopulated earth? To pass on theories to be remembered by? Well, no. The fear of death pushes a human to do better in this life, so he or she can pass the test of the next. Also, humans are remembered by their names and doings in this life which would not be the case if they lived an eternal life. And there would definitely be no one to know about humans if we never existed. Who would? Animals? Plants? You think they have the ability?
Who and what would the world be for?
Like I said, the world was created for human beings. If we had never existed, who or what would God have created the world, rather than the universe for? Of course, plants, animals, and other living creatures might have been there, but what do they know?
Humans are the only beings capable of reaching the moon and the end of this universe. They are the only beings capable of loving with such passionate hearts. The only ones considerate enough to let live those who once hurt them. Most of all, humans are the only beings intelligent enough to realize their Creator. The changing of night into day, the blooming of a flower from a bud, the growing of a tree from roots. All are signs only understandable by humans.
The bottom line
Needless to say, the world would be a very, very different place had humans never existed. I leave that debate to you whether this hypothetical change would be for the better or for the worse. But I will tell you this, if you become a better version of yourself, the world will be a better version of itself, and this applies to every individual.