posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 08:26 AM
At some point in the past, probably a couple of decades back, I read or watched something where a speaker explained something that I do recall
vividly, even if I can't remember any of the surrounding details.
The speaker said "Have you ever wondered why it is that if you see a snake or even a small spider you have an immediate and extreme fear reaction to
it but that you can sit at an intersection and watch cars whizz by all day long without any primal reaction at all... Even though the car is
exponentially more likely to be the cause of your death than either the spider or the snake? It's because we've outpaced evolution. We had hundreds of
thousands of years to develop a natural fear to spiders and snakes but cars have only been around for a few decades. If we don't end up going extinct
and if cars remain a staple in our lives, our descendants may one day start to be born with that same inherent reaction to Honda's that we have to
That's obviously paraphrased from memory but it's close.
The relevance is this: We currently live in a world where nearly every single thing that we should have genuine fear about is new. As a species we
haven't had time to adjust to any of it. Guns, bombs, global wars, nukes... Even most diseases in the sense that we're one of the first generations
that can name them, understand them to a great degree, recognize them and justifiably worry about them en masse. Not so many generations back our
forefathers were worried about the dropsy and the vapors and the plague - and that about covered it. We worry about heart plaque, strokes, cancer,
etc. Gramps could eat his cheeseburger in blissful ignorance of the fact that it was killing him. We subconsciously know as much with every bite.
All this condensed stress that we're biologically unprepared to digest... And just for kicks, we have access to electronic media that does NOTHING
other than remind us of all of these new fangled fears 24/7/365. And they often do so with a specific agenda in mind... To cause a specific
reaction... To make you buy this thing or that thing... To make you vote for this person or that person... To make you fear specific things or
An excess of information + new stressors that we are not biologically adapted to + manipulative social practices = what we see.