I've been thinking a lot recently about the nature of any "troubles" humanity may be facing, and I wanted to pose this one (three part) question for
What’s the long term purpose of humanity? Is it to maintain a balanced population in harmony with nature and the earth?... Or is it to grow our
population, and by the very nature of growth consume?
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Is it wrong to consume a lifeless rock and then move on to another one, if you've calculated it to be safe and prosperous?
Is it wrong to leave some things to fate? Like launching yourself into the unknown, somewhat unsure of your ability to survive?
Is it wrong to eat other lifeforms?
Is it wrong to unknowingly step on bugs or to kill them if they're in our homes?
Is it wrong to be prejudiced or ignorant or unknowingly wrong?
Where is this place perfection, can you give me directions?
I think some of our purpose is encoded in our genetics and expressed in our body and in our instincts, but the remainder is for us to define. For
example, we have to include food and water and other basic needs in our purpose or we'll die, unless we can find some method to create exceptions or
There're some things we can't do, given our limitations, whether they be in our body or in our environment. For example, if I'm born in a country
experiencing genocide and war and starvation, I can't then choose to be born in a different country without those things. If i'm born a male, I can't
then choose to be born a female. If I'm born as a frog, I probably can't become an astronaut. If I'm born severely mentally disabled, I probably won't
become the next Einstein or Steve Fossett. Some people can have the cards go exactly their way while exerting enormous amounts of effort and almost do
the impossible, but even then the things we're born with and into still have a profound impact on our ability to mold our destiny.
If a frog is born and defines its purpose to become an astronaut, that's its free will to do so, but it's not likely to succeed in achieving it. In
fact, I'm unsure if a frog can even conceive being an astronaut, but I can't say it's impossible. Either way, if it can't conceive it then it can't
define it as its purpose.
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