Mankind is a word that means human beings, or the human species as a whole. There are mankind quotes out there that show there are also other meanings for this word as well. To date mankind does not have a good history, because we have caused violence, wars, pollution, and we are slowly depleting the resources of the world. Right now mankind is similar to a parasite but it does not have to be that way. When people start taking steps to minimize the pollution and environmental harm that they do then the balance tips back, and mankind can coexist peacefully with earth instead of being a drain on it. Often humans are capable of great acts of kindness and charity, but interspersed with this is acts of meanness and cruelty. As a whole mankind is capable of great good or great evil, the end result is decided by the choices that we make.