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reply to post by dominicus
Its hard to say, you can't base every individual person off of society... That's how you get lost in the illusion that helps perpetuate what you're trying to stop. Humanity is at differing points of evolution, whether it be social, intellectual, or what have you, it all depends on the individual, not the society... Yes people are only as technologically advanced as their society, but you can't paint humanities evolution with such a broad brush.
“We have to see and understand things as they are. Each and all are unique and independent and, at the same time, all are interrelated and interdependent. We are all one.”
Humanity hasn't grown up right, because it's an effing liar. Padding its resume. Telling the same lies over and over again. It's going to be one sad adult...
Whole mountains and oceans lie between communities and packs of humans. The idea that we are all one entity seems to forget about geography. There can be no oneness when mountains, valleys and oceans lie between us.
reply to post by Itisnowagain
Is there a boundary between what you see and you seeing it?
The cornea. The pupil. The lens. The retina. The optic nerve.
Just like an Individual who is born, has a childhood, learns, grows, matures, makes mistakes, reaches various milestones in his/her life, love, marriage, rough patches, old age, then death.....you can see that Humanity is similar to an Individual itself.
Humanity itself was also initially born, had a stone age childhood, learns, grows, matures, makes mistakes, milestones (moon landing, technology, internet. medical breakthroughs, etc)
But where are we today depends on the relative views of each individual. So if I ask you guys on ATS, swhere do you see humanity on the stages of life? (I'm asking by the way), we will get as many answers as there are opinions.
I'll give you mine first, and would love to hear yours.
I see Spiritual Enlightenment & well established & fully mature intellect, intuition, and emotion as the pinnacle of Human development & completion, as well as the next evolutionary step in the ladder for us as a species. Everything else is merely "works-in-progress" or "stagnation"
So when I look at the world, I see a lot of egotism, materialism, selfishness, apathy, lower base desires, childish, divisions & separation, corporate fascist based greed, lies, coverups, etc.
Overall, it seems humanity is still like in a pre-teen stage, or maybe still a child. But you do see cracks in this way of life with people wanting change, a better greener environment, less authority, less division, hope, etc.
There is a small bright side, but it seems covered by the dark.
What say you?
Is there a boundary between you and the eye?
Have a look right now (without going to a mirror) - can you actually see a boundary between what is being seen and what is seeing it?
Can you remove yourself from the present scene?