What are we supposed to be: creators or observers?
Question from the Internet:
“Our society is changing from consumers to creators. What are the likely consequences of this change?”
Suppose by “creators”, you mean the influencers and content producers on social media. In that case, they are also part of consumerism, chasing fame and recognition while producing more and more material for others to consume, while hoping to earn big bucks when they have enough followers.
If you mean some other form of “creation”, I do not know what you mean.
If we look at human beings from Nature’s point of view, we are not supposed to create, invent, change or destroy anything. Our unique, predetermined evolutionary Human role and purpose in Nature is something completely different.
By willingly and consciously acquiring similar qualities to Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated system, by adapting ourselves to the Natural system through this acquired similarity, we are supposed to become the system’s only conscious, integrated and, at the same time, independent observers and partners.
Our human history so far — full of changes, aggressive and artificial inventions and creations while destroying everything around us, including ourselves — has been only to show us what we are not supposed to do. As our whole, proud and “modern” human system is collapsing and slipping through our fingers, we need to shift from a blindly egocentric and subjective development to a fully conscious and purposeful one — following the path that Nature’s deterministic evolutionary plan assigned to us.