Over the past few weeks I have come across some horrendous news that has made headlines in my country. In fact there have been horrendous news from all over the world, and one has to think what is the problem? Is the function of evolution not to progress? Then why is the world in such turmoil? We are supposedly the most evolved species on the planet, yet these stories and news bulletins suggest that not all of mankind (by a long shot) have evolved. They are less than animal, and deserve a just punishment. I have seen many comments about bringing back the death penalty, and although this seems like a solution, I have to ask myself if this solution deals with the root of the problem? It is clear to me that these headlines are the result of a faulty system. I am not saying these criminals shouldn’t be the ones to blame, we should all be in control of our actions and their crimes are unforgivable, but we need to also keep in mind there are causes for these effects. A death penalty seems like a quick solution, but I fail to see how it deals with the root of the problems. Scaring someone with possibility of death does nothing for the psyche of an abused child, who may grow up to become a future pedophile, rapist or killer. Although we are genetics, we are also the product of environment – Genotype + environment = phenotype. It is a basic equation that says a lot.
Although our physical evolution may be at its peak, I fear our intellect/consciousness/spirit/soul (whatever you would like to call it) is yet to catch up. I feel it is this un-evolved state of consciousness that so many possess, that is causing stress in society. We are each autonomous, yet we have become so reliant on systems to do everything for us that we seldom interact with life. Business is the new life; the new earth, if you will. Business is what now supports and provides for us. We are now subject to money and material wealth, and the problem is that not everyone can have it, yet it is something that everyone (thinks) they want. Have we evolved for all these millenia only to be a materialistic based society with systems in place to divide us all? Is evolution taking the piss?
If we were to divide our existence into a physical (seen) and a mental (unseen), I think the mental/intellect is lagging. We are unbalanced. I like to think the next step in evolution is one of intellect, where the un-evolved eventually fade away, unable to exist because they are not adapted to the environment the consciously aware and evolved are creating.
Humankind is able of fantastic physical feats, but it is its un-evolved conscious state that worries me. An un-evolved consciousness is dangerous as it seems that it is aware of only itself and not the greater picture, which includes others. No one wants to live in a world of unnecessary pain, hate and fear. Evolution needs to happen so the unsavoury elements that has no use can wane into oblivion. How do we change the world? By making your world, your life, the life you want the world to embrace. One doesn’t have to give to charity or help rehabilitate criminals – it helps and I am thankful and admire the people who do that, but one can make a difference with every one they encounter. The way in which we each deal, act and react to situations affect our world. If we are all able to affect our individual worlds positively, then just imagine the outcome!
I hope for the sake of humanity evolution happens soon.