I was watching the History Channel about King Arthur, even though we know these stories as myths, was the attributes and certain events in his life based off of a real person?
We use descriptive writing to make elaborate stories that portray magic, super-human deeds, stunning love stories, and epic adventures, if we can do all of this who is to say that past generations didn’t do the same? What if Hercules was, in reality, a man who was really strong? People heard about this strong man, added to it, and created a man who was born from gods? According to the Smithsonian Channel, this is common in history, people took a great leader and over time, through embellishing stories, turned him into something divine.
If this is true, does it make you wonder how much of history was made up? What will future generations think about us when they examine our writings, our paintings, and our artifacts? Would they think we worship our animals because of how we treat them? Would they think we were a race of super-humans because of the stories we weave?
Nature holds no past and no future, it only lives now, it moves and flows, ever-changing in the present moment. It is not held back by the past, it does not blame and point the finger at those who have hurt it. Maybe we should learn from nature, yes, we can learn from the past, but what good does it do us to hold on to the past when there is the possibility that it could be wrong?