Why modern civilization?

I’ve often wondered why we humans have this urge to outdo each other; to go beyond what others have achieved. Is it mere competition or is it something wired into our genes?

Our modern civilization is a scary place to be. I am of the mind that we are witnessing the beginning of the end. We are back in the days of Noah; feasting and disbelief. History is repeating itself. There is true turmoil in all regions of the world. More of what we call “natural disasters” is befalling all areas of our “modern” civilization. And it is happening more frequently.

Often times I hear myself bemoaning the “good ole’ days”. Is it because I have reached the half a century mark? Is it senility setting in? Has the world really changed that much or is it just me?
The great news is, yes I have reached and gone (only slightly) beyond the half a century mark. The mere fact that I am so alive, in great spirits and in fantastic health is something I celebrate each time I dwell on this subject, which is quite often these days. What is apparent to me is that I have always marched to the beat of my own drums, competing with no one but the ghosts in my brain.

Definitely my genes are wired differently. According to research studies, it has been proven that no two people are exactly alike, even in twins; DNA can mutate slightly. That slight mutation makes all the difference.
What am I trying to prove here?
That I often, in my own little world, as I am doing tonight under a clear moonlit night that casts long spooky shadows to unsettle my mind, question the direction our modern civilization is heading. Yes, I wonder if competition is beneficial or is it detrimental?
The big competition now is to recreate the human brain with all its complexities so that the next generation of robots will be able to think, feel and make choices.
Whatever for? So they can replace us?
Where are we human beings going………to Mars?

Our world is shrinking in size. Resources are getting scarce. Living creatures are dwindling in numbers. The human population is on the march, either fleeing from war zones or to find better living conditions. Millions of people are dying of incurable diseases, starvation and wars. Our children, the unlikely recipient of our competitiveness, are suffering the most.
Is this what we envisioned for ourselves? Is this what competition is all about or has our collective genes experienced this before yet has failed or chosen not to remember the lesson learned.
Hell on earth?

Ok, I’d better get inside and into bed. This lovely moonlight is clearly casting its weird spell on my brain. It’s way past midnight. In a few hours I will be in my own house happily hugging everything in sight.
Being cut off from familiar surroundings is causing these ramblings so….
Until the blog-bug hits me again…….THINK DEEP THOUGHTS SOMETIMES…….

GOONIGHT!!!!

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Comment by Anne Naua Antrea on October 21, 2008 at 9:52pm
Wow you got me ..the way books fall open you fall in..and kinda lose yrself! nice piece Lady J
Comment by Bale Taginoa Walker on July 12, 2008 at 7:27am
Love reading your blog, you have deep thoughts which is intelligence. I love those nights when you can look up to heaven and see its wonder knowing there is a God who's over all.
Comment by Tahine Fuakilau on July 2, 2008 at 10:52pm
a great piece myTau, love reading your blogs and m always looking 4ward to more :-)
Comment by Lina on July 2, 2008 at 6:33pm
Enjoyed that piece Teca!! looking forward to more.
Comment by snowy on July 2, 2008 at 6:25pm
wow.... love this lady jane.I certainly could use some of the effect the moon had on you.can't wait to read more from you.
Comment by tagov on July 2, 2008 at 5:41pm
Love this one Lady Jane..i so look forward to reading more of your blogs
Comment by Sala NB on July 2, 2008 at 1:54pm
WOW...Aunty thats Deep! I'd like to read more of your ramblings.
Comment by lady jane on July 1, 2008 at 4:06pm
to naihema & jodee.....it definitely was the effect of the moonlight...i either get to think deep or want to "meke vula" ....hahaha! & yes naihema.....i don't think it is impossible because we can always adapt........that too has been preprogrammed into our DNA; hence "our collective gene experience!
Comment by Pau Vulaca on June 27, 2008 at 2:46pm
that is deep lady jane, you know just last night my niece and I were discussing the lifestyles of the Amish people in America compared to the westernized lifestyle we have adopted here today. What if we all have to go back to that kind of living.. seems impossible huh.. but who knows., by the way you're lukin great lady ! Loloma
Comment by Matavuvale Admins on June 26, 2008 at 8:29pm
Can we please get to hear "Ramblings from a sleepless soul" more often? Hehe Great piece lady jane. Always a pleasure to read your blogs.....keep them flowing kerekere :)

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