Evolution of Humanity
No, not another creation/evolution debate blog…. (what’s to debate?) 😉
What I would like to write about is our abilities. And perhaps our lack of use of them.
Do you ever wonder how we have come so far in understanding and abilities? Things like science, math, technology….
And how we seem to be stuck in an endless loop in others? War, fighting, racism, sexism, all sorts of isms, divorce, abuse,
I will continue to ask, what good is the ability to travel to the moon and beyond, if we aren’t around to enjoy it?
How complicated should peacemaking be? Communication? Understanding? Empathy? Realization that we are all interconnected, that we are not an island, and that we affect each others and others affect us?
Goodness knows we have had lights through history who have attempted to voice this need in humanity. ….
Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Dalai Lama, Baha’u’llah ….
I recently saw an episode of the 4400, (thank you netflix ) in which humans are taken and then returned with special abilities from those in the future, hoping to change the tide of things to come, the ultimate destruction of humanity.
One persons ability is making a pie. A very special pie. A pie that when you eat it, you experience memories of all those around you, allowing you to experience parts of their life, and …know them. Understand them. Begin to feel close to them, and part of their community. You could share each others thoughts during that time as well.
Pretty cool, and it certainly helped create a very “heaven like’ atmosphere in the community.
But, I thought, can we …we evolved creatures…not create something like this on our own?
Can we not see the benefits of exchange of experiences, ideas, memories, and finding ways to bond with our fellow beings?
Sharing threads of connections that intertwine us, with understanding?
What will it take, for us to begin to evolve in our social abilities? For us to find ways to make peace?
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