Editorial – A Lonely Planet

Received: 16th October 2021 | Review: 4th December 2021 | Accepted: 12th Feb 2022


Volume 30, Issue-2, April 2022

Earth has been branded as a lonely planet. The human quest for the unknown and desire to find out about similar living beings across the universe has returned blank over centuries. So far, we have not been able to find another civilization/destination for the human race. On a philosophical note, the same desire to explore the unknown has made us nomads. The reasons for our search are varied, and the methods have been different, but the pursuit of that endless search has remained as ever. Man has ever travelled to find better locations for co-habitation on the banks of rivers across continents- so grew ancient civilizations on the banks of The Nile, The Ganges, and many other rivers across the world. The desire to conquer and be the most powerful globally has driven kings and emperors to travel distances across rugged terrains and mountains to fight wars and win landmasses, ocean routes, and countries. The hunger to gather wealth and bring prosperity to individuals, kingdoms, and nations has made the human race sail through endless seas and oceans, build settlements and bring back fortune is the domain of history. The desire for knowledge has made people travel by foot, cross continents, deliver religious sermons and gain new thoughts, and cultural elements have unified the world through universal brotherhood. Is not it that all religion teaches the same truth, shows the same path, and guides the souls to eternal happiness? Download View

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