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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    There are a lot of intelligent individuals out there, but I notice the more individuals you get together the more the group's actions and decisions look regressed. Humankind in corporate and national levels seems to behave roughly like gradeschool children and infants. On the whole I see Humankind as bacteria colony on a petri dish with the directives to feed and grow.
    While I think that's entirely correct in some ways in others I think its mistaken, bacteria all consume the same amount for instance, while the same could not possibly be said for humans and the consumption rates of some of the population jeopardises the welfare of the rest of us.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    There is no special goal imo. People just developed due to evolution and got so far since we are equipped with not only superior intelligence compared to other species, but also because our species is so adaptable to oir environment.

    Like all life, the reason we are here is because we are programmed to preserve life by making babies. So making babies could be seen as goal, but i just see it as something we do because if we didnt do that, we wouldnt be here..
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
    — C.G. Jung


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    how about it's as simple as a way for the soul to grow, learn, and gain wisdom.

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