Every person that’s ever drawn breath in this world has an opinion of how things are going at any given time, especially when it comes to the era in which they exist. Even today, some folks believe that we’re on a downward spiral to hell, or to whatever ruinous end awaits us. But they’re not the first, and they likely won’t be the last. It’s true that civilization might end someday and it could be our fault as human beings, but it wouldn’t be news. Quite a few people don’t want to hear this since it might sound defeatist, naive, vague to the point of being ridiculous, and so on and so forth, but the negativity they hear is only a product of their own perspective. None of it is inherently negative, at least not by intention.
Humans are the architects of their greatest triumphs and their greatest defeats. That sounds like something you’d read in a textbook or from someone online that doesn’t know what they’re talking about, right? Well, you can think what you want, we’re entitled to that much at least, but the truth is that humans are born to live, love, nurture, and destroy in equal measures.
We don’t get along and for a lot of different reasons. We want to survive, we want to flourish, but we don’t want those that refuse to share our beliefs and our ways to keep us from doing things the way we want to do them. Human beings are walking contradictions that say one thing and mean another, and practice this so often that it becomes nearly impossible to believe each other when we genuinely want to be kind and caring toward one another. It’s an odd species that lives to build and then destroy one another in equal measures, but it’s how we roll, and it has been for a long, long time. To think that people are bitching about it now as though it’s a new thing, that’s kind of funny.
If you’re thinking that this is the end of the conversation, oh no, not at all.
There’s more coming, just be patient.