Ever see a dog trip down the stairs?
Sure, maybe, but how often does it happen?
Now, think about how clumsy humans are in comparison...
Not only does the dog have the advantage of four legs, another advantage is that unlike a human, the dog's thought process isn't convoluted with
innumerable hopes, dreams, fears, decisions and delusions.
Is a complex life really a better life?
What is the greatest human achievement?
(PRO) Travel faster than any other creature
(CON) We risk our lives every time we do it
(PRO) People are provided a sense of emotional security via 'answers'
(CON) People become stagnant in their deep/critical thinking skills
(PRO) Governments can more readily take care of its citizens
(CON) Governments can more easily take advantage of its citizens
(PRO) We can feed more people more efficiently
(CON) People are completely dependent on commercially grown food, population swells
(PRO) We can (temporarily) avoid human suffering and death
(CON) We live out of balance with nature, population explodes
(PRO) We can defend ourselves more securely
(CON) The 'other guy' can kill us more easily, and in larger numbers
(PRO) Our lives are easier, productivity is increased
(CON) We become ignorant as to how to survive without it, ineffectively deal with waste & pollution
How much of this is 'want' and how much is 'need'?
What is all this leading to?
Are we officially too smart for our own good?
edit on 14-6-2012 by DeReK DaRkLy because: ...