posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 12:58 PM
originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
That's a spreading sickness in America (probably other places as well, but I do not know). We have tons of folks who can't use common sense. If it
isn't protocol, policy, ruled and regulated, folks don't know how to function. The fish are dying but our books don't tell us what we need to do if
we can't get what we need, so I guess all the fish will die. What else are we supposed to do?
It's ridiculous but it happens in most places these days including our own government. People seem to be losing the ability to think for
themselves and fix things in alternative ways if the solution in the book doesn't work.
"Losing" implies that someone or some group had possessed something to begin with, in order to have been able to lose it.
People, in general, have never
been able to think for themselves, and thats why throughout history there are the rulers, and the ruled. The
ruled like to be governed, because they dont have to make choices for themselves, and can complain its someone elses fault when things go south. The
rulers like to govern, but could not govern without the willing consent of those to be ruled.
"You cant herd cats" comes to mind. Its a simple way of saying that ones nature is going to be the driving factor into determining what they will or
will not do, whether due to an inability to do it, or simply due to having all or most behavioral tendencies tending towards them not willing to do
Neither of those things really change, at least not on non-geological timescales. A species nature is what makes it that species, and if its nature
changes, the species itself is no longer the species it was.
In general, humans do not want to accept personal responsibility for their circumstances and subsequently their actions, and those actions
consequences, taken in light of those circumstances. This leads to being willing to be ruled, and "not thinking for themselves".
Its part of what makes a human, a human.
Nothing has been lost.