Inspired by the Dalai Lama:
You do not need to have an in-depth understanding on the inner workings of the mind, politics, or religion to know that we are primates, relatives of tree-swinging, howling, poop-throwing monkeys. We are animals in a unique situation that allows us to have more power than all the other animals because of our ability to socialize peacefully and create huge trade networks involving the transportation of information into space and back again.
We are crazy apes.
And we have made it through incredible survival tests throughout the billions of years of evolution to make it this far. We have survived the volcanoes, asteroids, dinosaurs, lions and each other, so far. But what about all the thousands of other species of creatures who stood in our way, that were not so lucky, and got wiped off the face of the earth forever?
Clearly, survival is not just about your own survival, its about all the other creatures too.
Would you rather walk through a park with birds, butterflies, trees, flowers, a river, fish, dogs and other people… or across a barren pile of rocks in a desert? Most people enjoy the company of other species on the planet, aside from the fact that the biodiversity of our natural systems is what keeps us alive and well.
In short, we need a world that supports all life, because it makes it better for everyone in the long- and short-term. We need to look each other in the eye until we understand deep in our hearts that we are all the same, we share this planet, and the experiences of pleasure and pain, of love and loss, of highs and lows, of joy and sadness, of having a mother.
How we improve ourselves:
Our collective mother, Mother Nature, gives us everything we need, all we have to do is enjoy what is already here. It’s that simple.
Once we fully embrace Mother Nature as the complete provider, then we can make successful mind-blowing technologies for intergalactic space-time travel and uploading consciousness.
It simply won’t work in the long run if we skip Step 1 (which is what appears to be happening in the world right now). It’s like a car, you need a charge in the battery to start the ignition, without that charge the car goes nowhere. Same goes for us, without the understanding of oneness and gratitude for Nature (our electric charge), we have nothing in terms of the progress of civilization.