read, think, evolve
Volume 1 Number 1 April 15, 2000
I may be biting off more than I can chew, in attempting to look at how we will have to evolve in order for the human race to survive, flourish and leave hope to our children's children; but we can no longer avoid the issue and must dig in.
Hopefully, in time, others will arrive and I won't have to bear the entire burden of this pondering, but I will continue to do what I can alone.
For a variety of reasons I have spent the past couple decades alone. I've tried to fill that time consuming and assimilating a wide range of information flowing from a wide range of sources. My curiosity is such that I keep moving on and don't go too deeply into any field. (That strategy hasn't done anything for my finances, but hopefully being a generalist in a world of specialists will prove to be an asset here.)
Over the past half an eon, and to a great extent over just the past century, humanity has undergone tremendous changes; yet we are still trying to make constructs that were designed for much different worlds fit into this radically different reality. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to adapt to this new reality so that we can continue on, and grow to become all we can be. At the moment we have become parasites upon the earth and we need to remake ourselves into something better.
For example, there was once some point to people seeing the extended family and the village as us, and the rest of the world as them. If we are to not only survive but move forward, we must, to our very depths, recognize that there is only us. Maybe I am a hopeless romantic, but I think we can achieve that.
Maybe religious fanatics who predict the end of the world and the damnation of humanity are right, but I can not and will not accept that. I will continue to seek and hope that humanity can and will be more.
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