If you think we in the U.S. are doing so much better than one hundred years ago, you are sorely mistaken. And to assume other countries are worse off than we are, just because they have less money to play with, is equally narrow-minded.
From an evolutionary perspective and contrary to manmade report cards we sell to the world as systems and metrics of human excellence, not the length of our sustainability but the strength of renewal matters.
Indeed, we live longer these days. Yet, 70% of Americans are chronically dependent on prescription drugs to make it through another day. The percentage of progressive contributors to regenerative human excellence is no more than 30% of our population and getting worse, not better. Worse than the evolutionary integrity of less developed countries. From an evolutionary perspective it is better to be an underdeveloped country.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of valueAlbert Einstein
A man of success is defined by humanity, a man of value is determined by nature. As I explain in Learn to Think, the difference is based on the normalization of truth determining the survival of our species. A truth not humanity but nature defines.
Who cares, you say. Who then lives who then cares, right?
Wrong. The vector of evolutionary excellence points in a completely different direction than what humanity feigns as excellence. Plus, the vector is inverted. We do not mother nature; nature mothers us. When nature expects us to play football in order to prolong human existence, our love for soccer is not the game we should be playing.
In simple terms, today we utilize flat world systems to capture round world capacity. We expect to reap regenerative greatness from systems of absolutism while the world and human ingenuity and capacity revolve around relativity. An incompatibility we have been suffering from for the last two hundred years. Human ignorance of nature’s rule induces compounding regression a.k.a. an anthropogenic cascade.
Because we lack a sound evolutionary theory, success in human gameplay uncorrelated to our collective interests is akin to the prowess of masturbation, not making you a better lover.
Now, in the past, and in the future.