Have you ever heard the quote “Man is the measure of all things?” This is a Greek one attributed to Protagoras, the pre-Socratic philosopher. As many other wisdom sayings out there it can be interpreted in different ways.
Protagoras' quote is definitely anthropocentric, however, which means that the Universe has been created for the well-being of humans so we can do whatever we want to our planet Earth.
You may not realize it, but this human-centered idea has been really, really influential in Western thought. Think about it for a moment, everything we do is driven by our desire to get more and more, to become kinda like gods, isn't it?
“Man is the measure of all things” was a popular ancient saying that used to work OK in times of Julius Caesar, but it isn't valid anymore — it is literally KO nowadays.
Let's face it. There is an awkward limit to growth that we are unwilling to accept, and that's why we'll die off soon, just as the Greeks and the Romans did thousands of years ago.