The eerie parallel between self-destructing civilizations
Question from the Internet:
“What civilization has very similar unusual characteristics and practices of another, but completely disjointed throughout history?”
In truth, human history is a helplessly recurring chain of vicious cycles.
Still, our own civilization — especially its dominant Western version — most closely resembles the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, with their narcissism, self-service, the stubborn, petulant belief in our human superiority above everything — while using “Gods” as entertainment and to justify with “them” everything we do.
And exactly as those earlier civilizations, our own is also self-destructing, as we reached a certain satiation point beyond which further quantitative growth, conquests is impossible when the singular aim of stuffing ourselves with endless, ever-growing selfish pleasures literally kills us.
But this time this self-destruction is going to unfold on a global scale — unless we urgently learn how to satisfy our insatiable, endless desire for pleasures, happiness in a mutually supportive, mutually complementing way for the benefit of all instead of selfish benefit.
This will be the first time when humanity — instead of fighting Nature — will humbly, consciously subdue itself to Nature’s strict, unchangeable, all-encompassing laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on, in order to build a “Nature-like” integrated and balanced human society all over the globe.
We have no free choice about the matter, the question is if we do it wisely, proactively, methodically, or wait for increasing crisis, intolerable suffering to change us.