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|End of the world (standard:fantasy, 371 words)|
|Author: jopoguerrero||Added: Mar 27 2009||Views/Reads: 1724/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
As they watched the earth's last bits flow into the great void, two angels, Jorelle and Julian, mournfully chatted about what caused the destruction of the human race. “What a waste!” Jorelle sighed. “Their world seemed so perfect, yet they violently ended into nothingness!” “Oh, their world was perfect,” Julian grunted. “It was perfect, until they committed a great mistake.” “Great mistake?” Jorelle raised a brow. “What was that?” Julian flapped his wings and playfully flew around Jorelle as he spoke. “Well, they took suffering away from the young. Yes, they withheld pain from their children. It was a blunder that vanquished their race.” Jorelle scratched her head in confusion. “Isn't it good to take away pain?” Julian smiled as he gently pinched Jorelle's cheek. “Well, it depends,” he explained. “There are two kinds of pain: one builds while the other destroys. Pains that demolish a child's person, like cruelty and exploitation, must be unquestionably eliminated. But pains that build character, like correction and challenge, must be allowed to scale into a child's system.” “Unfortunately, man failed or refused to see the delineation,” Julian continued. “They showered their children with multifarious rights – right against corporal punishment, right against stern reprimand, right against humbling rectifications, right against wounding criticisms and even right against work.” Jorelle again scratched her head. “Are these rights bad?” Julian lovingly looked into Jorelle's eyes. “Not really,” he said. “But humans misused these rights – utilized them as political propaganda, religious war cry, product endorsement and mask for their irresponsible parenting. They also overused them, as if man can live by their rights alone.” “As a result,” Julian continued. “Humans became weaklings who merely rely on the inventions of the devil – luck, superstition, connections and self pity. Thus, when times turned threatening, instead of uniting for survival, they started killing each other and themselves. And.....” Jorelle looked into the void as she interrupted Julian. “And it led to their extinction?” Julian sighed. “Yes. It also led to the destruction of a great world.” Jorelle and Julian fell silent as they continued to watch the great emptiness fill itself with the remains of the human world – it even shook as it burped. Then the two angels flew away, in tears. Tweet
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