posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:01 AM
For almost all of our time as a species (about 99%, actually), we were hunter-gatherers living in small packs rarely larger than 20 people. Even after
the advent of agriculture (a mere 10,000 years ago, or less than 1% of our time as a species) most people lived in very small villages and
settlements. Everyone knew everyone else, and you were valued (hopefully) for "who you were." If you were the best musician in the town, you felt like
a star, because others appreciated your talents.
Now the world is so much bigger, tens of millions live in megacities, and you can connect to literally billions of people on the Internet. If you are
a good musican now, its not enough to simply be the best in your little tribe or villiage...you are competing against millions of other musicians for
eartime. The level of talent is the same, but you will not feel that warm glow of acceptance from people who know you well and love you like an
extended family. So people seek "fame" because it seems like the closest thing to that kind of acceptance, or they pile up material goods seeking to
Because human relations are so much shallower now, people feel what is missing, but they don't know how to get it right.
edit on 12/5/11 by
silent thunder because: (no reason given)