reply to post by starwarsisreal
I agree. I think that technology, although not exactly what we have now, existed before and it wasn't limited to modern day humans. I think there
were chances that other humanoids could have raised up to technological levels in the past.
The thing is, is all the technology we have even necessary. Is this really advancement or is it stupidity. Do we need to be Genetically modifying
food. Do we really need to be in space or flying around the world increasing invasive species ability to destroy the environment and spewing toxic
chemistry into the sea and air. With the complicated society we have more and more people are taking antidepressants, caused by rising stress from
raising the bar of knowledge and technology and from the change in food chemistry. Even a hundred years ago, many people lived a simpler life. The
rat race is the worst thing we created. Maybe these beings of a long time ago decided to simplify their lives and destroyed all of the evidence so it
couldn't be created again.
I can look around my house and garages and see that if life was simpler I would not need all this stuff. Stuff I worked hard for for twenty five
years. I look at all the expenses we have and think, how come we need to have everything we have, where have we gone astray. We were caught in
consumerism for many years. Our society has got so dependent on the system that we cannot fathom a different way. We look at the Amish as backwards
yet if I really look at their lifestyle it looks so relaxing and I am jealous of the simplicity, it's like living on the farm when I was a kid. When
I get jealous, I don't pout or cut the person down, I evaluate the situation and try to make my life somewhat better. I don't want all of what the
Amish have, I just want to simplify my desires to more fit my needs.
So what is the next level of advancement for our society. It is to go back part way and simplify life. Keep life simple to learn what happiness
really is. Most of us have got spoiled but don't even know it. We cannot identify our needs. I don't need computer access, I want it. I don't
need TV, I want it. I don't even want to pay for cable or satellite TV anymore, I think it is a waste of money. I actually hated having so many
options and felt I had to watch TV because it was costing us fifty bucks a month. Now, who cares if nobody is watching TV.
We try to justify our wants and force ourselves to use what we don't need. It is like the invention of the electric beater, women had to justify
their expenditure so started a rumor that potatoes aren't good if they are lumpy. It doesn't matter if they have a few lumps but to this day some
people still think that way. What is going to happen if the power goes out, can't have mashed potatoes anymore
Is this what these early beings realized? Are we actually the relatives of these early beings, did they blend with other beings to have children. Was
it their desires that caused their extinction. What happened to them. I am not dumb enough to believe that there was never a race of beings of great
intellect on this planet, one that actually is terrestrial in creation. There may even be some of them left, living in seclusion so they do not
interfere with us. Maybe their technology is so advanced they can hide off phase with us and cross the bridge if they want. Hiding in plain site,
undetectable and untouchable to most. We are like a hologram to them, we may even be their creation and not really real at all. Who knows and I am