We are all probably living in the greatest era yet. The one in which information is available to everybody. Yet the number of pioneers has not increased exponentially. The humankind which conquered the moon has not attempted going to mars and worse yet, there is just one person to even have such audacious dreams. Caste, creed and racism which must be bygones have still not been eliminated. There is no sign of utopia.
Before tackling the above problem, I want you to introspect yourself on the following questions. Who are you? What is your nationality? Which neighbourhood do you belong to? What is your race? What is your bank balance? How do these questions define you?
The questions come in many forms, however, the impact is the same. It’s division instead of unity. Before blaming anyone for the above shown division, realise that human beings still have their primal instincts as their goal during an action. Division enables power and the pyramid trickle system of wealth (Subject of another article by itself). For now, we will look into the former statement. By dividing people on the basis of number or wealth, there is power within that group. Every member of the group feels empowered and gets an undue advantage or at least feels like it. When this is done on a hereditary basis, it is even worse as children are sown with either hatred or superior mentality in them. This leads to fighting among groups(low level) and fighting among people(high level) in a cunning and amoral manner.
The problem is where this leads to. It does not lead to real development. It does not advance the human kind. Instead what it ended up doing was to bring two big ad agencies(facebook and google), a gadget seller(apple) and an online market(amazon) as the most powerful forces on earth.
Is this the result to be expected of the greatest generation yet. Nope, the key reason why we have failed to evolve is as we are disrupting industries and making new discoveries, we have failed to evolve as humans as all those discoveries are mostly done with monetization on the mind. We still think with our brains(profit), heart(emotion) or genitals(sex, which transcends to desire for a costly thing as they are a measure of success).
Shouldn’t our goals be conquering the universe, renewable energy for everyone, destroy poverty(With population control) and increase longevity. However, the thirst for a division which harbours power is far too strong. The only point where humans have gone against division is when people are intimidated and face a great problem. During war or famine, our superior primal instincts group together to unite us in the face of the greater enemy which more often than not death. Hence, it is my strong belief that only adversity can bring about unity and advancement.
Finally, now let’s tackle the problem at hand. History has shown us that being docile and risk-free makes us corrupt. For us to move forward we must let go of the past and only remember the lessons. Never associate emotions to the past. Humankind has to be restructured. All the existing symbols of division must be destroyed (caste, creed, nationality, language, race and money) and instead children should be thought of a common objective. All the resources in the world must be pooled on this common objective, one common language and one common system. In order to bring unity, an artificial pressure system must be bought into place. As the pioneer of the generation will get the maximum respect and benefits. This ticks all the three boxes(brain, heart and genital). As we always have, humans will move toward it with great vigour as it satisfies the requirements.
When companies can rule our brains using excess sugar, nicotine and what not, can’t we condition the minds of the future generations to achieve something different?
Nature has rules. We have to design the system using the rules to our advantage. This might all be wistful thinking or eccentric foolishness, however, I believe its food for thought.