Growing up in the 1960’s entitlement was not part of our repertoire. We knew we had to work for what we wanted. Why then promote this sense of entitlement when reality does not function that way?
f we are led to believe in fairy tales about our existence, how can we act appropriately? Just like any other species, humankind’s survival depends upon an accurate interpretation of the environment. It was not that long ago we educated our school children about the necessity of pursuing the null hypothesis before arriving at conclusions.
We were taught that we needed all the information we could get because our brain could play tricks on us. Although not fully articulated, there was an underlying sense of our lowly status in the scheme of things. Why then promote an egoism that threatens our quest for the logical brain?
If ever there was a time for humankind to see our organic predicament for what it truly is, that time is now. What we are discovering about our environment requires a shift in paradigms. We have been led to believe that humankind is the only species without a formidable enemy. However, our contemporary science tells us otherwise.
But, even more critical to human evolution is the impact that these evil ones have on the collective’s ability to live a righteous life. After all it is the pursuit of a moral life that births conscience in the human primate. The drama and trauma of war and of manufactured scarcity encourage the opposite.
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