Humanity v2.0 - how do we make the leap?
“Miss Universe” shows, and the like, celebrate blind luck, and – along with popular press, ads, cinema (and the majority of show business in general) – create deep sociological issues relating to feelings of low self worth, an endless pursuit of the better, faster, more luxurious, and an overall inability to ever satisfy our lust for MORE.
It’s the beating heart of modern day capitalism, it’s the lifeblood of consumerism, it is, in my opinion, the worst thing to hit our global civilization since WW2. I believe this economy-focused approach to governing people is wasteful, immoral, and immature, and is going to come back and nibble on our collective backside sooner or later…
What I would like to hear from you are ideas to stop this cancer dead in its tracks. To come up with a new world order that does not rely on a consumerism-fuelled rat race, one that is sustainable and would allow for the human civilization to move to a post-capitalist reality.
As the most advanced organism on this planet, that we claim to be, it is embarassing (who knows what other more advanced life forms might be observing us from deep space right now) to say the least, that we have yet to defeat our addiction to our basest instincts, that we cannot look past our obsessive compulsive hedonism, and build a glorious, mindful civilization of
jedi knights space-explorers and “shepherds/protectors of lesser species”. We are mired by our inability to stop feeding the inner-child boat loads of candy, to stop thinking of the here and now, and to start reaching for the stars (both figuratively, and literally). This has got to stop; humanity needs to grow up (NOW!)!!
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