World’s Ways on the Eve of Change
Why It seems we’re going the wrong way
It has been many years since humans were invented. Who could have predicted way back then what an impact this breed would have on life, the universe, and the planet we live on?
The first humans on earth must have spent many a sleepless night wondering why they were here. Maybe they had a sense that whatever they did with their lives would set the course of humankind for the next thousands of years.
With the advent of human beings, many new things were introduced to this planet that had never been here before: Knowledge, history, cooking, planting, and sewers are just a few of the many many innovations that humans have brought to earth. Is the earth better for having humans living here? Well, before you answer that, just ask yourself this question: “Would you want to live someplace that had none of these ‘human’ things?”
“What if only one of these artifacts of the human condition were missing?“
Imagine what life would be like if knowledge was not around. I’m not talking about the 90/10 theory where 90 percent of knowledge is hoarded by 1 percent of the population while the rest of us share up to 10 percent. No, I am saying, just imagine if even that elite 1 percent had no knowledge to speak of. We wouldn’t even know if the world were going the right way or not.
I cannot tell you Who invented humans. You probably have a pretty good idea about that anyhow. What I can tell you is this: There must be a reason that we are here on earth – the finest planet you could think of. And there must be a reason that knowledge and wisdom and passions exist. I don’t know what the reasons are, but I believe all these things have come together so we can enjoy life. And that enjoying life is the measure we go by to know if we’re headed in the right direction or not.
So Are We Headed In The Right Direction?
If there is or ever was a master plan for people living the best lives they will ever have, I am one-hundred percent certain that the master plan has never said we should go to school for years just so we can get a job working for somebody else who determines the value of our work and so many other aspects of our lives. I am one-hundred percent convinced that the earliest human beings never envisioned a world in which their descendants impose unnecessary stresses upon themselves and their descendants by building a system that makes it more and more difficult for more and more people to have basic needs – food and houses.
January 31, 2022: In history, on this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, ending the institution of slavery in the U.S. Prior to this, Lincoln had issued an Emancipation Proclamation freeing only the slaves in southern states. It was a strategic move on Lincon’s part. Later, toward the end of the war, Congress approved and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
But we – humans – have built these systems. We have divided ourselves into nations and put up barriers so that we don’t even have the freedom that all other animals enjoy, to move around or migrate. We have, in many different nations on many occasions in the past and present, allowed weak-minded people to ascend to positions of leadership, and man-o-man have they – and we – made a mess of things.
On the Eve of Change
So the world is going in the wrong direction. And has been for a long time. We can accept it as a fact. But we don’t have to accept it as a necessity.
I am writing this on the eve of a new year, 2022. It is a time marker, New Years is when, traditionally, we think about making changes in our lives. This time, let’s think about making changes in our lives. AND in the world around us.