posted on May, 22 2016 @ 03:06 PM
a reply to: onequestion
I would say that lack of competition,lack of motivation to drive yourself,or for teams/nations even,to drive themselves to the highest points of
excellence and performance they can achieve in any given field,would lead to apathy and mediocrity.
About alien civilisations-i do not think you get to advance too far without applying common sense. So my guess would be-if they are not uniformly
equal in abilities,their leaders and supervisors too would see to it, that the best being for the job gets the job,so that the job could be done as
efficiently and to the highest standards of excellence possible.
I mean,if they had that "you're a winner just for pitching up at work/education hub/whatever"..it would be a comedy of errors,and a bit Monty
Python-ish. Imagine 200 beings who are better suited to cleaning the warp drive thingamajig, trying to fix the quantum flux thingamajig. It would be
like 200 donkeys trying to suck the same doorknob,you know?
If civilisations are advanced,wise and sensible enough for interstellar/interdimensional travel-you can bet the farm they didn't get there by being
emotionally and socially manipulated into giving the most advanced jobs to the village idiots,or to individuals who are not stupid-but never bothered
to excel to the limits of their abilities-because what's the point? Zog and Zaxu gets the same recognition and points just for pitching up-even though
they cannot name Any of the 17 moons of their planet Xoxus.
edit on 22-5-2016 by Raxoxane because: spelling
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