reply to post by AthlonSavage
I think the thing preventing any real progression towards a higher state of being in humans is extreme selfishness. Selfishness is an innate animal
desire to survive, thus being able to reproduce and propagate the species further. Once humans created for themselves an agrarian society, they lost
their will to survive. We are no longer having to survive (for the most part) out in the jungles and deserts, instead, we are comfortable in our
rectangular boxes of stone and brick, we have our food packaged for us, we have our televisions and our computers for information and entertainment.
It's all right there, survival is no longer a key aspect for us.
Once survival was taken out of the equation, and we lost our tribal mentality (that is, I need to watch out for any threats to my people and I,
because we need to stick together and protect one another), we gained a high sense of selfishness. We stop looking out for others, except our
wives/husbands and children (but even then can still find ourselves in a selfish position).
In other words, we have reached a mentality which we constantly ask, "What can I get, and cheap and easy to obtain is it?"
If we are ever going to break through that barrier, and become what Nietzsche called the "Ubermensch" or Supermen, we have to get rid of selfishness
for humanity's sake. The world cannot run on selfishness. Selflessness and compassion are not indulgences in ou0r world, they are necessary human