A wild thought was stalking me this morning:
In the Great (scary) Outdoors, we used to fear the large predators:
bears, mountain lions, wolves, sharks
We killed most of them (fear likes to kill things)
Further down the trail we fear smaller predators:
snakes, scorpions, spiders, ticks, wasps
We try to kill most of them too … though not all of these are “predators” (at least toward humans) and they don’t “mean” to harm us.
Now, we most fear the smallest predators:
viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, etc.
Again, they aren’t “out to get us,” they are simply doing their natural work.
Then, we go even smaller …
Atomic particles, for instance.
Not “alive” or predatory, but we mess with them and they will destroy us.
Probably the most dangerous of all? Consider this:
I’m thinking about that.