Friday, December 4, 2009

Are we moving forward or backward?

Isn't it funny how humanity today declares itself as way more progressed and civilized than it ever was? It's interesting if we try to understand what criterion they're using to measure this progress. Because if I wanted to analyse where we are, I'd arrive at that by observing how humane we are.

Are we more humane today?

Let's see.
We've discovered so much more in our laboratories. We have mastered all possible diseases, their sources, their cures. We've conquered the atom and we've made it to the moon. We've learnt how to clean up the air. We can make a clone of anything. We've used drugs to control our emotions, to control other people.

Yet we've used these discoveries to threaten and destroy nations, to cause the most number of killings with a single click, to frighten people and fetch their money out of their pockets, to try to defy God and His Creation... We have healthier body states, but have forgotten to acknowledge and cure the illnesses of our hearts- the cruelty, the hatred, the jealousy, the greed

We have invented revolutionary communication methods. We're able to reach anyone in the world. We can find out the exact position of anything on the face of this earth. We can transfer, edit, spread sensitive information in a second. Thousands of nations, security systems, airports, railways, enormous corporations, any processes you can think of rely on the existence of those minute computer chips.

Yet we communicate with each other less and less. We enslave ourselves to machines. We have used these inventions to eliminate any sense of privacy. We entrapped ourselves in a big web where anything, everything we do is exposed.

We have transformed business ideas- we've built enormous companies that make billions, invented "brands" and labels- we've created a world of cut-throat competition, produced more varieties, come up with more names, set up the standard image that everyone must look like

And we attach our own value with these made-up brands, we have allowed our thoughts to be controlled by advertisements, submitted to being a sheep in the flock, blindly copied any trend no matter how bizarre, spent millions to pump those not big enough breasts or puff up those little lips.

We spend billions producing romantic movies, fret ourselves over break-ups, degrade ourselves to whores to be avoid being single, put all our energy into shallow relationships.

And we have more divorces, more misborn children, more torn-apart families, more lonely people. The word love has become over-used to the point of having no meaning. We speak of finding love but we are more filled with hate for ourselves, our close ones, our lives than ever.

Bigger homes and smaller families. More medicine and more diseases. More money and more depression. More degrees and greater ignorance. More discoveries and more killings. More democracy and more injustice.

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