Humanity, measured by the number of cognitive neurons in our cerebral cortex as the most intelligent animal ever lived on our planet, has yet to deploy its intelligence to improve the evolution of human excellence and well-being fundamentally.
Today, we use individual and sovereign wealth as the prominent measure of human success. And yet, nature, to which we are subjugated, does not care about wealth.
Nature’s first-principles dictate how not infinite growth inferred by sustainability, but the strength of renewal is paramount to the longevity of evolution. Regenerative wellness, mentally and physically, not the bandaid to a lack of health from laissez-faire self-care, is the key criterion by which nature rules evolutionary merit.
For thousands of years, humanity has deployed pecunia, money, as the currency of trust in products and services rendered. The vast amount of those products and services are designed to serve the folly of short-term human wants rather than the integrity of long-term human needs. Humanity created its own version of a meritocracy completely incompatible with how nature establishes merit, implicitly losing trust in any current currency of human merit.
We then distinguish the haves from the have-nots, the successful from the unsuccessful people based on how they serve human wants rather than serve human needs. We cherish the evolutionary false positives and make life very hard for the false negatives.
The solipsism of humanity and the use of intelligence to serve each other rather than serve our dynamic equilibrium with nature cause an accelerated anthropogenic cascade. For the sake of the longevity of the human species and our offspring, we must adopt nature’s first principles to -for the first time- implement a theory of humanity compatible with nature.
Humanity must deal with change the way nature deals with change. Time is ticking as the decline of available energy, called entropy, forces humanity to do more with less. Rather than attempt to improve the undesirable outcomes from humanity’s ignorance of nature’s rule, we must change our compass to reward the improvement of human adaptability to nature’s entropy, with a method that devises a theory, systems, and regulations in adherence to nature’s first-principles.
Humanity, not nature, requires a reset from a higher and better normalization of truth. A truth derived from our best understanding of nature’s truth, one that has evolved dramatically over the last hundred years, and we have yet to implement in the systems that hold humanity hostage.
We can and must reinvent the theory of humanity that determines what we can discover, in the words of Albert Einstein. And when we do, we will learn how human intelligence can dramatically improve the excellence and longevity of the human species.