i try not to think about species or humanity or any thing grand like that. i feel empathetic towards the billions of people who live in this frankly moronic world... but not connected, not really. besides, they choose to have kids, they chose to work, they choose to keep it all going. they have their life -which for the majority of people is far, far less fortunate than mine i readily admit- and they do with it what they will. i have no grand, profound connection to them individually, or as a collective 'humanity', outside some basic physical similarities, and intertwined economic relations. recently i despair less and less about the fate of humanity; granted its still moronic and horrific, but i couldnt care less 'humans' leave this planet or die out after five more generations, for instance. my attention goes to what i do now. well thats not true, my attention goes to pokemon and youtube. but when i think about the future, i think about my future. that is the only future that exists for me, after all.