Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Along The Road To Future

Future, End Road, Edge,Alone

Morality is the prime principle of a human society and it is evident through the behavior of each individuals living in it. It is this sense of morality that we humans often praise as a divine attribute but in fact if examined closely morality is only the byproduct or a necessity in leading a social life and so not a unique quality only for us, it has been evolving ever since our mammalian or reptilian or even earlier ancestors found more and more about the advantages of survival in groups, however as far as we know it has not evolved in a better way in any other social beings than that in Humans. The development of morality in humans took shape through their constant efforts to create a prosperous and peaceful social dwell; thus empathy, selflessness, reciprocation, mutual trust and fairness evolved as the basic traits that allowed humans to work together against the hardships that the planet threw at them.

Analyze, update and improve are the major attributes of Human brain acquired through billions of years of evolution, this is something the individuals and subsequently the society does through the course of its life span; it is the essential ingredient that enriches the future generations. In the course of Human evolution for a span of approximately 300,000 years their collective effort and intellectual superiority allowed them to gradually rise above their natural predators and adverse conditions in the wild and thus eased their mind from the fear for their life, this favorable condition freed up the mental space which lead to rational thinking beyond the confined shell of survival and procreation alone. The sun, moon, day, night, fire, water, wind, rain, earth, sky, ocean etc. were understood as powerful beings or the act of one for sure. But along the profound moments of the journey into becoming modern humans we started questioning the superficial understanding of our surroundings and the natural phenomena’s. Authoritative, dogmatic, ritualistic, instinctive truths were the tools that made our survival possible in the wild as an individual observing, analyzing and understanding might mean being the next meal for the predator, someone waiting around to find out the true source of the sound coming from behind the trees would have a lower chance of survival. Yet some have survived and passed on the spark of curiosity and reasoning, in due time they started questioning everything around them and started finding answers and soon this led to questioning primitive traditions and their protective shell called superstition. As the hammer of science one after the other hit hard on the shell using the chisel of reason and truth, slowly but steadily a way forward towards the true understanding is unfolded. It is an irony that the most cherished and profound characteristics of humans that is socialization which made the survival of our species possible and paved way to tribes, civilizations, kingdoms, empires and nations is also the reason behind the irrational behavior of humans. Blindly rejecting the scientific findings which contradicts one’s personal, religious or traditional truths and then forcefully preventing the younger generation from accessing the scientific facts in its factual form by twisting the contents and then replacing their curiosity with blind faith and belief, all done by simply injecting medieval doctrines and traditional nonsense into the minds of the children right from the beginning of their capability to sense something, killing the reasoning capacity of their brilliant brains and thus averting the advancement of societies and in itself the evolution of better morality into the future. Glorifying and pretending the existence of a Utopian past which was never present and adamantly insisting on the future generation to live by it instead of teaching them to update and improve will only lead to a result which won’t be glorifying for us humans.

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