A quick review of the internet this morning revealed the same old stories. Only the names and locations change.
Whether in Tanzania or Montreal, it doesn’t really matter, humans engage in the same general craziness which is essentially: trying to get more money, more power, and more lays.
That’s what it all boils down to: lays, power and money although it could be argued that power and money amount to the same thing but let’s not get bogged down in heavy argument in the third paragraph, what say?
Of course, it is difficult for the average human to grasp the broadness of human behavior given that there are more than 7 billion of us, each one with a long agenda that shrieks out for gratification whether immediate or long-term.
Imagine if you can, images flicking through your mind of each one of the 7 billion, each one a twenty second thumbnail of that person and their circumstance and agendas. You’d be clinically insane after ten minutes!
But if you reduce all the individual agendas down to their basics, it still comes back to lays, power and money. But here’s the catch. These wants/needs are rarely ever satisfied.
We have a lay, finally achieve $100,000 in our bank account, and get a promotion whereby we can laud it over 22 people we feel good. But then what do we want? You got it! We want another lay (preferably one every four hours), $200,000, and power over 35 people.
It doesn’t matter which echelon you belong to. Whether you’re a maize farmer in Nigeria or a President of a powerful nation, enough is never enough. The President wants to become the President of the World while the simple maize farmer wants to, one day, become a maize exporter and have several wives (though surely one is already too many for most men).
So the bottom line is that most humans can never feel more than temporary gratification. This is because we keep moving the goal posts for ourselves while clever others keep moving them twice as quickly. So you drive a Lexus and then, via the television and slick advertising, we are convinced that we really should have a Lamborghini to better show off our wonderful talents and achievements to the mortal proles of which, unknowingly, we are one.
We humans are half-animal and half-human. The two aspects are incompatible. We are constantly at war with ourselves and others of our kind. Such a war can only have one ending given the widespread existence of nukes. KABOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM!
Please send in the men with the white coats. Perhaps they’ll save us!
But where would we find 7 billion well-adjusted psychologists and psychiatrists?