a reply to: Hefficide
The divisiveness of humans has always been in play... and it always will be. We come up with every reason under the sun to justify our own
egotistical sense of self.
Yes, as individuals we can and do overcome ourselves. But as a societal grouping, we fail miserably.
It's the reason why we've had one battle after another since the dawn of mankind, ad nauseum.
We don't fight for territory, or resources, or freedom, etc. When you analyze it more closely, we fight for one reason and one reason only -
superiority. Our desperate need to be at the front of the pack, the first in line, the best of the best, numero uno... doing whatever it takes to
make sure that somebody else isn't holding that 'pole position'.
This superiority complex is the result of the human hubris. It's been our downfall since day one and it will continue to be our downfall for
millenia to come... if
our species manages to survive that long (which is looking more and more doubtful as time moves on).
It's why the consumerism market is so successful.
It's why the central banking industry is so successful.
It's why the stock market is so successful.
It's why the corporate elite are so successful.
It's why the military industrial complex is so successful.
It's why the political structure is so successful.
It's why the business of organized religion is so successful.
These arenas feed off of our hubris... it's a guaranteed win for those who wish to be at the front of the pack... we (as a grouping of people) are so
predictable, it's not even funny.
The animal kingdom fights for food and procreation purposes, we fight for hubris.
And for this reason, I don't think we have a hope in hell for the longevity of our species.
So rant on Heff, rant on.
But as righteous as this rant of yours is, unfortunately (looking at it from a larger picture perspective), our reality dictates that it's an
exercise in futility.