Humans are species that value progress, not only for the human race but the world itself. We understand many of the problems plaguing the world today and are doing our best to stop them not only because it is the right thing to do, but we want our children and those that inherit the earth to make sure that it goes on as long as possible.
There is something about being human that drives us to achieve, to use what we have been given or evolved to do and put it to good use. Although this has not always been the case, the world is waking up and beginning to understand that everything is more connected than we think.
Science and beyond
By exploring the extreme environments of our earth and beyond we are beginning to understand just how small we are in the universe and that in order for our existence to mean anything, we need to make the world a better place for the people that must live on it. Humans die, but the human race will live on, which makes exploring the world the most important thing we can do as a race.
Some may argue that we can never know everything and the quest for knowledge is pointless. However, it was this same quest for knowledge that got us where we are today, and even if you do not have time to think about it in your daily life, we should all take a step back and understand its importance.