What if we didn’t see our planet as a nice place? What if it were actually a bitter hellhole where all life is a struggle? Perhaps that would explain how our species evolved to be so uncaring and vicious. Babies come into the world as highly adaptable creatures that can become accustomed to any reality. If raised in a stable home then they often expect life to be a lot better than it really is.
Most of how their future advertised to them is fake. Little do they know they have two choices. Be real and have everyone harass and isolate you or join the masses and live a fake life pretending to be like everyone else. Life is not cosy and happy most of the time as they are born into bodies with many vulnerabilities. Also the body they’re born into is full of feral drives to eat the flesh of other creatures and many other drives and wants that are not healthy such as to rape.
Maybe life isn’t the fairy tale it’s supposed to be, not because of who we are but because the planet Earth is a dangerous horrid place where no soul with a shred of sense would choose to live in. We’re surrounded at all times by so many things that want to destroy us. Such as lethal near invisible monsters of viruses and bacteria and that’s after we had to overcome the sabre-toothed tigers.
So you grow up in this lethal cesspool of a place and then your brain tries to spend half its time being racist, the rest of the time it has to avoid being corrupted by alcohol and other drugs. Also it must deal with all its sordid sexual thoughts. At the same time it has to avoid all the rich people who are trying to tax and con the person until they are homeless and also try to not get arrested and thrown in a cell.
It’s easy to ruin your entire life; a good life is just that delicate. If you actually get lucky and manage to live a good life then you weaken and die of old age, maybe get malignant cancer, maybe you’ll get that as a child, who knows?
I’m not saying we live in Hell, science tells us that this is just the way life turned out. However if you were to construct a planet with the aim in mind to make into a torture planet to mess with the heads of a lot of nice people, then you couldn’t do much of a better job than planet Earth.
Some people enjoy life a lot, usually by solving many of life’s struggles by enslaving those around them with money. Or as in the past just with force alone. If everyone were openly struggling against the planet and its biology then we would at least have camaraderie. Yet on Earth the idea is to just impotently envy others or enslave, con and steal from them. That’s a much better mindfuck than everyone being in the same state of suffering.
We need to band together if we truly are in such a hellhole. A hellhole that looks amazing, double the mindfuck. Yet we don’t band together for it seems we are genetically designed not to like nor care for different groups of people.
Religion seems to be the best coping strategy for living on Earth. When you think about it most religions are all about escaping Earth. Even if they’re not very accurate people appear to prefer being religious to being scientific, I guess because science doesn’t benefit them very much at all.
One of the only cheerful things that ever comes out of science is medicine and even great medicine when fit into the ecosystem of Earth is used as a tool to reap your wealth away from you. Everybody shouldn’t apparently receive great healthcare because it’s not profitable, that’s hellhole thinking alright.
Humans, one of the species resilient and adaptable enough to thrive in a hellhole like Earth may just end up overpopulating the planet and making all our progress in technology amount to a future where nobody is happy because they can’t even procreate and can’t move for other people in their way and where, due to their numbers each person’s value is less.
All that work through History and that’s the best we can do, because life isn’t easy here. Probably because we live in an incredibly harsh environment. It’s basically rocket science difficulty trying to get yourself into a fit shape that you love your entire life. Earth is an unfair place for everyone. Maybe this entire universe is for all we know.
Religion has gotten in the way of us being openly able to understand why we live here. Though it is not without great value. Before the breakthroughs in modern science we didn’t stand much chance of understanding anything so why not be religious? Anything’s better than thinking you’re a conscious robot who lives in a hellhole and that’s all there is.
Islam for example is a well thought out religion. It is designed to get people to survive life here. It does this by uniting a community around the place of worship. Interest on debts is illegal so in order to start new things the place of worship gives interest free loans. Any time someone wants to think for themselves it’s time to pray to an almighty God so that thinking is curtailed and their independent thought with it. It’s designed for life, life here.
Apparently though, despite being happier than atheists the flaw in Islam is it didn’t focus on developing technology because the emphasis is on being devout, with early age brainwashing and repeated prayers. Then you get to modern day and the people who aren’t Muslim have developed technology so much they can walk into your back yard, take anything they want from it such as oil and maybe nuke the entire place after. Science is stronger than faith.
It’s stronger because it actually works. It’s technology that adheres to the laws of thermodynamics and is the bonus of having to struggle to survive. Perhaps the planet is becoming so highly developed simply because Earth is a shithole. If we were born onto some planet were the fruits were as tasty as the meat and there was no viruses and cancers then we would still be relaxing in that paradise. Maybe aliens have had better fortune in their home planet and never bothered making much technology besides what seemed fun.
Maybe we chose to be born as humans on Earth for the understanding that science and technology brings. Despite what it does to us maybe we come here for that jewel to be created. For only in a harsh competitive environment can it be made strong. Earth may be a lot like a form of hell yet the reason for it could be not to punish and warp but to bring into the universe the benefits of having to grow up here. What that may be who knows? Though we are likely set to progress faster in this place than on some nice planet. If there is anything to this universe at all other than being an automatic robot then the meaning of life is what we learn and create after being thrown into hell.
Eric Dawson 2nd/July/2016