We can learn to control evolution and our own fate
Question from the Internet:
“Are humans meant for change or to remain static?”
We cannot remain static even if we wanted to.
Nature’s evolution — driving us through inner changes, instincts and by changing the external environment — pushes us to change and evolve with or without our consent.
Within, our main engine, the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, insatiable ego constantly grows, intensifies. What we are fulfilled with today is not enough tomorrow, whatever we obtained today loses its interest, worth by tomorrow.
And we are like addicts, cancer, we might want to but cannot stop, and even if we know that this way we inevitable self-destruct, we keep on going.
Externally we have evolved into a completely integrated, interdependent world according to Nature’s overall direction towards a most optimal integration of its system.
And with our inherent nature we are completely incompatible with our present evolutionary conditions. Thus the next painful, obligatory push from evolution, forcing us to change is just around the corner.
And here comes the truly free choice only human beings have: we can remain blind and instinctive like other animals, allowing nature to push us, change is — most of the time by creating intolerable, painful states so we change, move, develop.
Or we can consciously, proactively learn what Nature’s deterministic evolution wants from us and then we can willingly, methodically adjust, adapt ourselves to the changes we will have to go through anyway.
We can precede the inevitable evolutionary change by our own conscious actions, taking each next step before evolution pushes us. And this seemingly minute, virtual “gap" between waiting for the inevitable changes to fall in us, or already positioning ourselves, agreeing to those changes in advance, makes all the difference.
It gives us a true, tangible feeling as if we took the whole process of evolution and our own fate into our own hands, controlling the universe!