Mosquitoes, Flies, Weeds, Spiders, Ants, Mold, or anything yucky?
Do these things have a purpose, and what is it?
They suck our blood, and carry disease, could they possibly have a purpose? Mosquitoes, in fact, are food for many other animals, their larvae are a food source for many fish, and frogs. As adults they are food for bats and dragonflies. Not everything has a purpose to serve man.
What is the purpose of Flies?
Flies spread disease and are rather annoying. Do they have a purpose? Indeed many species of birds eat flies, as do many reptiles and amphibians. Even some other insects feed on flies. Flies also assist us by speeding up decomposition.
What is the purpose of Weeds?
Dandelions and other weeds sneak into our yards and “ruin” our perfect lawns and gardens. Why? What possible purpose would weeds have? Many weeds are edible, not just by other animals, but by humans too. Dandelions, for example were once commonly used in soups and salads, long before they were considered as weeds. Deer, rabbits, and horses will often prefer dandelions over grass.
What is the purpose of Spiders?
Spiders are creepy, they have all those legs, and supposedly a whole bunch of eyes too. Their webs make a mess of our homes. Do spiders have a purpose? In fact spiders are very important to keeping other insect species under control. They eat a lot! Spiders are also food sources for many other animals, lizards, birds, and even fish!
What is the purpose of Ants?
Ants are pests who come into our homes and ruin our picnics. Would they have a purpose? Not only are ants a good food source for many animals, including primates, they are the main food source for some animals like the Aardvark. Additionally ants play a very important role in pollinating some plants.
What is the purpose of Mold?
Mold is yucky it grows on our forgotten food. What is the purpose of that? Penicillin, a very helpful drug, was derived from mold, as are some other drugs. Some cheeses, like Blue Cheese, are made, and flavored, with the assistance of mold. Mold helps things to decompose.
What is the purpose of ANYTHING?
There are a whole lot of other things people wonder about. Why are there fleas, ticks, rats, sharks, tapeworms? What we must realize is that all these beings have a purpose, and that purpose is not always to serve humans, or anyone. In fact, everything has one purpose, and one purpose only. The purpose of everything is simply to make more of themselves. The purpose of everything is reproduction. Nothing cares if people appreciate their existence, or have a use for them. Even Mosquitoes, Flies, Weeds, Spiders, Ants, and Mold. They ONLY exist to survive and replicate themselves for the continuation of the species.
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