55 – On Greed …

Somewhere in Humanity’s evolutionary path we took the wrong road as we came to a fork in our Destiny: We decided that the Value of a Human Life was to be based, not on Wisdom, but on Greed.

And that is why, sadly, Greed dominates our world today … this goes for every form of Power, be it religious, political or economic …  driving the Value of a Human Life to be measured by how much we serve, or not, the insatiability for Control or Profit of those in power.

Greed is one of the forces behind the unhealthy growth in human population … greed for power requires increasing numbers of followers, and the accumulation of wealth requires growing numbers of avid consumers … Greed is also the reason why some of us can witness the degradation of Human Life down to its most horrible and cruel levels, and turn away, untouched, to the next purchase.

With its disregard for the de-humanization of Human Life and its devastating blow on Morals and Decency, Greed … as an Aim … has been so ingrained in most of our cultures that our greatest achievement is to be the richest or the most powerful individual on earth; while our capacity to attain Wisdom … self-reflection to envision and give moral direction to our trajectory through Life … has been turned into a brutish race to possess and control.

We are assailed by banalities with the sole purpose to feed the destructive and insatiable ‘god’ of Greed, while being distanced … more and more … from the most incredible evolutionary advantage Human Beings have achieved: The capacity to understand our intimate bond with Nature.

Assisted and guided by Nature our bodies are born with the Wisdom of:

  • knowing how to self-organize into a cohesive yet dynamic Self;
  • knowing how to keep all of our components intimately interconnected so we can move and act as a Unit;
  • knowing how to attain … and sustain … equilibrium between the energy sources we consume and the energy sources we release;
  • knowing how to generate our own elements and envelope ourselves in a sensory cortex;
  • knowing how to grow into an utterly unique person yet to conform to a very common design;
  • knowing how to live in a constant state of transformation yet continue to Be the same person;
  • knowing that our current existence is pre-destined to come to an End yet also knowing that, according to the magnitude of our Deed … Aristotle, Confucius, Gandhi, Einstein … we can alter History and transcend into the Future.

The Wisdom of our bodies is not only self-evident, it is also re-asserted by scientific Theories and by our Common Sense, yet it is brutally twisted into driving us to destroy what gives us Life to feed the Greed of a few.

We’ve come to a fork on our evolutionary path, but this time the destructiveness of the road where Greed has taken us is in plain sight, while the road where Wisdom as the aim, opens to the Future full of challenges, adventure and possibilities.

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 Revised 2/11/2015

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