Knowing about our “human condition"
Question from the Internet:
“With what we know about the human condition thus far, with all its strengths and faults, what would be an ideal, optimal life (ignoring and not ignoring the idea of boredom)?”
Our human condition is - which some unique empirical, natural scientists have known for millennia and today we all start to understand - that we are all driven by an inherently selfish, subjective and exploitative ego.
It is only this human ego that differentiates us from other animals. It is this ego, the insatiable desire for selfish pleasures, to always get more, that propelled human development so far.
And it is also the same ego that caused the recurring, vicious, historic cycles and now threatens us with a realistic, seemingly imminent and inevitable self-destruction.
Apart from this ego humans also have an unparalleled Human intellect, capable of critical self-assessment, initiating self-change.
Thus we can realize and accept that without changing ourselves, without learning to harness, channel the awesome power of the ego - we can’t suppress - we are doomed, so then we could start consciously, purposefully, methodically change, upgrade how we use the ego for different, positive, constructive and collective goals, purpose.
Since it is a constant inner struggle, tension between two opposite extremes and we acquire a truly Human consciousness, perception within this constant contrast, tension, we don’t have to be afraid of boredom, even if our new, upgraded state gives us a sense of infinite, eternal existence since we also liberate ourselves from the inherently egocentric, subjective limitations of time, space and physical motion…