What you are about to read is all opinionated, slightly biased, speculation and conjecture. I am in no way claiming that this is what happened. The passage is only used to convey a hypothetical situation that illustrates a trait that humans have, again it is my opinion that we have this trait and I don’t even know if it’s a real trait. Let’s just imagine for a while. So simply let’s just say this is a story.
Premise(tldr; Please skip to The Screw-Up)
For people who have true understanding of logic. Let’s assume that Earth our planet was in a game where all it had to do was press a button that will pick at the best kind of digital-software rand function possible but only two choices that would decide whether it get’s A. to live a peaceful, long and happy life as a planet or B. an interest, exciting, fast-paced explosive life that goes big but dies sooner… Our planet Earth got choice B., this Earth picked B., and when it did that it screwed us all since day one.
For the monotheists out there I say your respective gods screwed us all from the moment they created us and realized that it was so sorry(1). and because the god is so emotionally unstable and kind of insane, also pay full attention here because this can be hard to get the first time the gods created us and declared that we were designed to be utterly powerless to that god’s will (This is called Prophecy, Destiny, Fate, Future, Divine Will, Divine Plan in theist speak) and yet hard-wired to our very nature want free-will like in concepts like (The American Dream, Liberty, Freedom, the whole big long Bible), so that we are constantly fighting an internal religious battle about whether we have free-will or the deity has planned and already set everything in motion like this. (2) Your god then tried to force us to love it by strong arming us with eternal suffering and promising us eternal happiness if we said that we did not love it (see 2.), this strong arming was to ensure that we never got angry and blamed it when we saw what mistake it made when it was deciding what goes in mans nature, this important trait in our nature is how your god screwed us all, because this trait will ensure that we destroy ourselves in the future many times over and over until we destroy ourselves for good. Let me explain the trait. Right after I talk to the polytheists.
1.The god is so emotionally unstable and kind of insane, also pay full attention here because this can be hard to get the first time the gods created us and declared that we were designed to be utterly powerless to that god’s will (This is called Prophecy, Destiny, Fate, Future, Divine Will, Divine Plan in theist speak) and yet hard-wired to our very nature want free-will like in concepts like (The American Dream, Liberty, Freedom, the whole big long Bible), so that we are constantly fighting an internal religious battle about whether we have free-will or the deity has planned and already set everything in motion like this.
2. Which in to note is the root why most of our fellow theists don’t get why some of us who were theist stopped being theist. This setup referring to the pre-destiny vs free will debate that is apparent was bound to produce one of only three results, the first is that it would convince us forever that it was ok to believe things that are not real. The second is that it would only half-convince us and we’ll show this conviction when and only when it suits us, this is called majority of christianity. The third outcome is that we become those people I referred to in the first underlined header, in this outcome we stop being theists. Why? Because Free-Will and that other Pre-Destiny group of words) are complete opposites, the contradict each other. They just can’t, it does not make logical sense to be able to chose something by thinking about it and still say the deity has already decided that you will think about it and choose the same choice to make everytime. Unless deity has said that you will feel like its your own choice and be unaware that you are programmed that way which of course there is no scriptural evidence to support. So we are always fighting an internal war and being on both the sides for free will and pre-destiny.
For the polytheists out there. All your various gods conspired during the creation of man to add a trait will ensure that we destroy ourselves in the future many times over and over until we destroy ourselves for good.
OR( Whichever works for you)
The god that was responsible for creating man did this, pray to the other gods to disown it or whatever. The god that did it will ensure that we destroy ourselves in the future many times over and over until we destroy ourselves for good. Let me explain the trait. Right after I talk to the followers of non-faith-based religions.
Followers of non-faith-based religions. If you are a follower and understand that theory of evolution is factual and not “just a theory”( conjecture) then you just refer to the first underlined paragraph. If you are a follower and believe that something is responsible for human nature and the universe please refer to the second and third underlined items. Ok now I’ll explain the screw-up now that we have are premises.
The human nature is always seeking better versions of everything, this is why the 1500’s look nothing like 2000’s we keep making things better and on so doing making it more complex and nearer to this desire for perfection that we have as well. We make life more complicated every century, not necessarily hard because getting chased by wild animals is not easy neither is writing the encoding software to tell millions of bits in their infinite combinations to re-arrange themselves so that they can look like something else that is recognizable other software that may or may not exist is not easy. We made it complicated, going deeper this is because this nature is a desire to improve that is so strong it compels us to release updates, have more children, get somewhere faster, talk to someone more easily, build things that do the same things as all other similar things but better. But we always break it. We improve until we lose the ability to adapt fast enough because we simply aren’t that great as organisms, when we don’t adapt fast enough to match the speed of a rapidly changing world, historians call that “the fall of a civilization” when this happens a lot of humans tend to die. This is the core concept of the idea that we will become extinct at the hands of our creations if nothing gets us first. So remember that we are currently making a lot of new things that and we are in nature going to “improve” our life so much that we lose ability to live it.
Now remember I said that Earth-screwed us in the game and for theists he added a trait that screwed us… Let’s take look at that in detail, for theists this means that our improvement trait will cause us to eventually cause us to drive ourselves extinct. It could have been different, Fantasy and science fiction often have stories that describe worlds as being at the same technological level for thousands of years. For some reason we as humans are content with are technological level and in stories a method survives for a very long time. Now here’s the thing I’m saying, all the improvements we’ve made are shortening this planet’s life but the speed of this is alarming. Hence the gods ensured earth will get fast-paced explosive life that goes big but dies sooner.
My logical people, one of the options that Earth has to chose from is “to live a peaceful, long and happy life as a planet” to get this it the trait in our genes that makes us want to improve anything must be weeded out by evolution through natural selection, which means riding horses for thousands of years, to get to everywhere, but counting all the things that will take us out otherwise, the earth will live a long life because we are not poisoning it. But it wasn’t weeded out. It was retained. So we keep improving. Until we hit the great challenge and fail. Earth picked and got “a fast and explosive lifestyle that will kill it.
Worlds like Tolkien’s Middle Earth, David Edding’s Alorn and Torak universe and if I may add, Iain Banks’s Culture Civilization. These worlds are in stagnant state and life doesn’t improve and neither does it decline. This is what would happen if Earth picked a “peaceful long life”. But it’s only in fiction and Earth wasn’t really in that game. Nevertheless Let’s just think about why the hell we are such perfectionists that we try to improve everything until we can’t even use it. It’s annoying.
Anyway as stated earlier this is all opinionated, slightly biased, speculation and conjecture. I am in no way claiming that this is what happened. The passage is only used to convey a hypothetical situation that illustrates a trait that humans have, again it is my opinion that we have this trait and I don’t even know if it’s a real trait.
when there’s a group of your friends hanging out and youre like trying to join the conversation but dont know how
It’s one of those nights. Those ones where the listlessness I was feeling in the day prevents me from sleeping at nightfall. It’s at times like these that i remember all the reasons I hate that humans have to sleep to survive. Of course it’s also times like these that worries assail me when I close my eyes. For once let me think happy thoughts when this happens but it doesn’t really work like that does it? I’d most certainly be asleep if it did.
Wanting to scream and shout and let it all out doesn’t do justice to the frustration that is the root of this mess. Sometimes I find it a bit pathetic that i write these things and that one day when I’m far along in my life it’ll bite me in the ass or someone will deliberately use what I write against me. All the same for the time being no one can reasonably call me out on whatever I write since if one doesn’t like something or someone, one will not go to his someones blog to simply to criticize somethings that appear in someones private but public thoughts. It’s a free country right?
Now we might as well get to the mushy stuff about me feeling a deep frustration, maybe a bit stuck, a whole lot of confused and a sprinkle of trepidation about the future of my life. I keep trying to find out when I can about what my mentors were doing and their state when they were my age and it all sounds like it was simpler. It might not have been at their time but that’s the way it sounds now amd even though I feel like, I’m more far along than that it doesn’t make me any happier to know that.
There’s just so much input to process and deal with and those external conditions dont ever relent. How oh how the fuck do people pretend to handle this type of crap for years on end, in the face of their wives, mothers, children, husbands, siblings friends and plain random people?
Here’s a morbid note to end on. Assuming most people die shortly after they reach 80 then I have about 60 years to live. In that time I have to work for some time, get married, have kids, raise the kids, retire, and be around for my kids kids to show up. Twenty years on this rock, 2074 here we come.
My, years are such fleeting things aren’t they.