I can't imagine anything more interesting or exciting that to have been able to watch the early formations of our big blue marble. Dark from day, land from air, flora and fauna appearing... And then the one mistake...humankind.
Billions of years later and we are still schlepping along without a clue, reactive rather than proactive. After we've wiped ourselves off the map perhaps in another billion years this planet will finally be allowed reach it's potential.
"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also." ~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 121-180