If you were an Alien observer watching Earth, what would you think?
As I Imagine yourself a visitor from another solar system looking down on this species called “Human” perched on this fragile, beautiful planet. You sadly and irrevocably come to the conclusion that humanity on the whole is lost. They are not so much an intelligent species, but rather they are a species that possesses an illusion of its own intelligence. Humanity it seems has confused true intelligence with cleverness, i.e.; its ability to invent and create. A truly intelligent species lives in harmony with itself and its environment, and uses compassion and self knowledge to resolve issues rather than violence.
As much as humans love to invent things, they seem to have a dogged resistance to re-inventing themselves. Instead they look to an invisible god, their limited science or some other saviour or agency to do it for them.
All intelligent species in the cosmos that survive past a certain tipping point must learn the art of re-invention of SELF. Evolution of intelligent species must eventually become a self directed process; it cannot be left to blind chance, faith, technology, or other external agencies to do the evolutionary work for them. The spirit must be consciously unfolded from within itself.
Humanity is now at the tipping point of species survival, that should be self evident to them. This begs the question; “are humans capable of being more than what they have been up till now or not”? Will they evolve to become true star children exploring the cosmos, or will they continue their present march towards self immolation by continuing to act like a gang of feuding, marauding apes. Maybe the end result will be both: one branch wakes up and evolves. the other branch stays asleep and continues down the dark road to eventual extinction. Time will tell.
In the interim, we watch and we wait.
©Janos Neder 2018