The world today has unlimited possibilities and no purpose. The advancements in technology have replaced to a great extent the need for human involvement. I honestly believe technology is great for the human condition. However, it is also replacing the critical nature of human involvement. You don’t have to cook dinner anymore because just about everything is either ready made or fast food. Robotics on assembly lines and advancements in farm technology has taken the place of humans. Food and production has historically been a human staple for purpose since the beginning of time. We grow food to eat and make shit to sell. Even religions around the world are being removed because the “science” of the religions is fast becoming outdated.
Humans, like all animals, crave purpose. I personally believe that much of the anxiety and depression today is a direct result of lack of direction. We are now finding out that sitting around all day staring at a computer screen and basically being a slave to the computer is not all it’s cracked up to be. Technology should have allowed us to work less and get more done when in fact the opposite happened. The internet is probably the greatest invention of human ingenuity second only to the wheel. The question is how do we advance the human condition not de-evolve it?
When we consider the last 2000 yrs or so, I think humans had a pretty good general idea of what we were supposed to be doing. However, the ideologies of the last 2000 years or so have become outgrown. If we are to look at human development like a child when they reach an age of understanding but not knowing, humans are there. Humans in essence have grown up, but now we don’t have any parent to show us the way. We are collectively a group of orphans in the orphanage of earth.
Along the way we have gone through all sorts of changes. There are many “ages” of humans. Whether they are good or bad have hopefully prepared us for our next evolution. I think now we are stagnating. We don’t know the next phase. Generally we don’t know where we are going. We have lost our way and to some extent our reason for being here. We fight too much, we judge too much and we create too many stupid rules and laws, not to protect people but to suppress people.
I don’t want this to be a negative outlook, rather we should be rethinking what it is we are doing and start to consider the next step. Outdated ideologies are just that, outdated. I know people in general want to hang on to things because there is a certain amount of “safe” in what is you think you know. However, that won’t get our future generations anywhere. How we work has to change, how we think has to change and more importantly how we treat each other has to change.
The Deviant View on Purpose
I’ll be honest; I don’t know what our purpose is. I can barely figure out what the hell I’m supposed to do on a daily basis. At this point in history it would appear my personal purpose is to make money and buy a bunch of shit I don’t want or need. However, I am willing to admit that’s where I’m at and that needs to change. How, well when I figure it out I’ll let everyone know. But I am willing to have a conversation and debate about what’s next.
We need to start having these conversations now. It’s only going to get worse in the near future as technology evolves and replaces humans even more. It’s only going to get worse as religions become more outdated and get lost to time. If it’s one thing I know about humans is we can accomplish amazing things when we collectively come together and figure it out.
I will say this as simply as possible, what I think the next human challenge is to figure out where we actually came from and what it is we are truly able to accomplish.
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