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What's your conception of "humanity"? From my perspective, humanity feels wedged between the idea of intellectual ascendance and the rest of the Animal Kingdom. We have higher cognition, but it's predominantly shackled in service to our base instincts. For example, someone can be aware that they're lazy, but be unable to break from this condition. One can admit being reflexively emotional, yet unable to reign it in. The same goes for disputes and conflict; we have instinctive positions on issues due to genetics and external influence, but rarely the ability to break from our own views and examine things from more angles and at a higher level of objectivity. As it stands, "humanity" just feels like an advanced form of the monkey brain, in a philosophical sense to me.
>>fb-RGPSGBQO (OP) while we are just monkeys in suits, what sets us apart is that we are able to write things down. my dog can learn everything to his full potential, but once he dies all that knowledge goes with him. while humanity is not in a good spot right now, i dont think humanity will ever find its way. as an organism humans have a common core for survival. we have just become fat with comfort and we are waking up that most everything is a lie. so there is an adjustment period. but humanity will keep on doing what its doing by surviving however is necessary. the inner group fighting doesnt care for the greater part of humnaity. so someone drops a nuke and wipes out a large chunk of populations after that is done humanity will still carry on. on an individual level and not a humanity as a group level, people are uninspired and under educated (ie reading what past monkeys wrote down). we have the most technology a known species has ever had yet we are bored and uninspired. we have all the education and history available to us which shows commonalities, differences, and conflicts, and we keep repeating the same patterns of destruction. thats where the difference i see, humanity and the individual. you cant change humanity and the group conflicts and disputes, but you can worry about yourself on the individual level. some people need group think as their prime motive, which could be a primal instinct for survival. i dont think we need that level of survival instinct override. if we focusing on the self humanity as a whole might benefit from it. everyone is up in everyone elses business and shoudl worry about the self. humanity will be fine.
>>KF7SZ78P You need to brush up on your prehistory, fam. Human technology was streets ahead of anything the animal kingdom could even comprehend before we ever wrote anything down for the the first time. What sets humans apart is that we figured out that intelligence and endurance are the evolutionary god stats. Orcas did too but they live in the ocean so they can't really do fire (therefore complex proteins) or agriculture.
>>fb-RGPSGBQO (OP) Humanity starts with more complex social structures than that of packs. Tribes are just a step further from packs where social order is determined by identifying the currently strongest member. In tribes the social position is also transferred from generation to generation. Well this is just something that I made up now but I think that there is some truth to it. Are there any human tribes where each time there is a new generation the power struggle starts from the beginning? Do any African or Amazonian tribes have social structure that is more similar to that of wolves or some other animal than human society?
>>65UEYZMT >In tribes the social position is also transferred from generation to generation. Ah, yes, while I always realized this, I never thought about how pervasive and influential it was. >Any human tribes excluded from inherited nepotism? It doesn't seem to be. I don't think it's a stretch to say only the lower Animal Kingdom is actually meritocratic. Once a human group moves beyond immediate danger, they seem to lax into mediocrity for the sake of stability. I feel like once that initial division between classes starts, it's all genetically downhill from there. On top of that, the practice of monogamy probably exacerbates all other problems.