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…….