If all the insects were to disappear from the face of the earth tomorrow, the rest of life on this planet would follow very shortly. But if humanity were to disappear tomorrow, the rest of life on the planet would thrive. Or so say the scientists.
How's that for knocking our arrogance down a bit?
There is a major difference between arrogant selfishness and a healthy self-interest. You are born with an inherent drive to survive. Naturally, you want things your way. And if you're still alive, you've gotten everything your way. Surprised?