From zombies to angels
Question from the Internet:
“Has society become very judgmental, evil, greedy, and heartless since the year 2000? Can we say the time since 2000 is an era of evil where people have become inherently evil, greedy, and mean and enjoy it when others suffer?”
It is possible that we have become more aware of our “evil” lately, but what we see today is the result and consequence of our millennia-long human development.
Human history is the chronicle of the ever-growing and ever-intensifying human ego. We are all born with a 100% self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic, and exploitative ego. Initially, in the early “hunter-gatherer” societies this was hardly visible, although even then it was exclusively the human ego with its insatiable curiosity and desire for more that separated human beings from other animals, setting our path on human development.
It is this human ego that has reached its maximum potential and cancer-like destruction in our generation, driving us towards seemingly inevitable self-destruction.
But we are not evil. Human beings did not have a choice about this ego, which nature’s evolution installed in us.
Our human task and unique choice is to recognize and then learn to use, harness, and channel this instinctively destructive and harmful ego. The human ego is our matter, it is our driving force that cannot be suppressed or erased. But we have the ability and obligation to learn how to direct and control this ego in us, so instead of being destructive like cancer, it will fuel a very different, collective, mutually integrated, and mutually complementing human existence.
If we can place and use this human ego within a “nature-like”, mutually responsible, and mutually cooperating human society, it can propel us to heights and a qualitative collective existence we could not even dream of before.
We can transform these disgusting, blood-thirsty, and half-dead zombies we have become into absolute “angels”, that exist only for the sake of each other and for the sake of the common good. This unique, purposeful, and methodical transformation is the unprecedented and respectable task of this generation, rising from the greatest depth of human existence to its greatest height.