posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 09:55 PM
I've thought about this for awhile. Why do people by and large look forward towards chaotic, dangerous, or even deadly events? What drives people
like the OP to have the outlook they do? Well, I think it's a lot deeper OP, than you just doing day to day selling stuff to people that don't need
What did we do even 150 years ago to live day to day? Well, we had to do a lot more than we do now. We didn't have luxuries like refrigerators. We
had to buy in smaller quantities. Store food in ice which had to be often replaced. Got around the limitations by doing things like pickling and
smoking and canning. We had to do things to survive. Because we are animals - and all animals have something in common - they must work to survive,
or as a species, they don't.
Quite recently, many if not most of the things we had to worry about on a daily basis just to get by.. to live.. to survive.. it's all been
modernized to the point where we don't have to even try. Refrigerators and stoves, microwaves and tvs, better medical care and dental care. Public
transportation and cities where everything you need to survive is often literally a few blocks away.
Somewhere deep in us.. mentally.. in our DNA.. in our subconscious, we have not yet even close to adapted to our new lifestyles. Isn't it funny how
in some countries, simple folk who do not have our luxuries, live a happy life.. without TV and modern cooling and cars and all the rest? Because..
as animals, they are doing something critical their cerebral cortex craves - they are surviving.
It's why I think, people seem to want something to shake up their lives. A tragedy, or a disaster or something akin - because then they can do what
as humans we have done since we crawled out of the muck - we survive. And it's ironic, but not surprising, than once something tragic happens,
humans suddenly seem to be at their best. We are fulfilling a deep-seated need. To survive and help our fellows do the same.
Here is the trick: we need to get past that. We need to refocus on something different.. something new. Yes.. we must evolve. It's a race really..
will we dissolve into self-created disasters so we can get that addiction for survival, or will we develop past that and find different wants to spend
our time more meaningfully. We need to completely change how we think and do things - like you OP - you feel your life has no purpose. You need to
work to find a NEW purpose. As a species, humans will either do that, or they will fall back into the muck with the rest of the animals on our