Whenever I write an article about nature’s authoritarian rule, I sense people cringe and disassociate from the topic. A pavlovian response, I gather, from what little we have been taught or seek to discover about nature’s evolution.
Death Before Dying
I get it. Darwin’s declaration of survival of the fittest, stuck as the one and only discernable evolutionary lesson most of us were (inaccurately) taught in school, paints a stark doomsday scenario for seventy percent of Americans chronically dependent on prescription drugs.
The fittest humans on the planet, defined by their physical strength, are not people via a proverbial umbilical cord permanently attached to a healthcare system in order to live as long as possible. Nor does belonging to a club of the second-most obese country in the world, the cause of many cascading diseases, sponsor any favorable outcomes, long or short.
So, of course, way more than seventy percent of the U.S. population, if you include the people hoping to keep their often diseased loved-ones around, want nothing to do with what they have been taught about the rule of nature.
Nature executes on its principles, without regard to the mind-forged manacles of arguably the most intelligent animal species on a tiny planet in a universe consisting of one-hundred billion stars to the power of four-hundred billion galaxies.
We are as meaningful to nature as a single particle of sand on a beach the size of America. Let me emphasize this again to enlighten evolutionary defectors, we do not control nature, nature controls us.
Nature Is Sweet
Humanity has lived the shortest of all major species. And yet, surprisingly, despite the aforementioned gloom and doom, there is room for optimism in the human predicament, with new optimism derived from a better understanding of nature’s truths.
You see, nature does not merely evaluate the strength of physical attributes, as we describe them, to decide on a species’ evolutionary longevity. Instead, nature evaluates adaptability to nature’s entropy as the key criterion for survival, whatever the source of that adaptability. Meaning, not the length of every life on earth but the strength of regenerative adaptability is key to the longevity of a species.
To wit, a common fly with a short individual life-span on earth and minute cognitive ability has managed to regenerate its adaptability to already having lived no less than sixteen times longer than the human species. Pretty much all commonly-known animals alive today have already lived longer than us and can teach us valuable lessons about adaptability.
Nature’s appraisal of adaptability is great news for humanity, as the weakened state of our health can be compensated for with human intelligence to preempt and understand the rule of nature to which we are subjugated. Like the common fly, we must rely on the unique composite of attributes to adapt in harmony with nature.
Nature is highly predictable when you take the time to investigate how nature actually works. I did and discovered a single natural event that describes nature’s principles to a tee. Those principles of nature reveal how easy it is for humanity to preempt and adapt. Nature aught not be feared but must be embraced, systematically.
We have no other choice.
Humans Are Dangerous
Despite being equipped with more cognitive neurons than any other (known) species ever lived suggesting higher standards of compassion and morality, humans ought to be feared more than nature.
Our track record as a species has not been great. Well-known amongst paleonthologists, Homo Sapiens brutally wiped out cousin bipods like Neanderthals and Denisovans some two-hundred-thousand years ago, saliently not without a fair amount of inbreeding as an act of “compassion”. Many of us still have trace elements of our less intelligent cousins in us, and it shows.
As recent as two-hundred years ago, right here in the U.S., “we” killed about six million native Indians just because we, “übermensch” immigrants, demanded sole access to the promised land of gold. Lots of pillage and plunder happened in-between and after, revealing humans all over the world are not quite the considerate sweetie pies of inclusion, diversity, and pluralism we proclaim to be.
We can smile our embarrassing history away as no person born today is responsible for the actions of our predecessors. And, we cannot afford to be slowed down by the ball-and-chain of history to paint a bright new future that breaks the norm. Yet, we shall no longer smile away the brutal, opaque, and modern-day vile-maxim of institutionalized pillage-and-plunder that makes false promises about our future.
We should be very afraid of people willing to do anything to enrich themselves and control others. Anything.
We have progressed in the U.S., mainly downstream, from a two-hundred and fifty-year-old scripture of the Constitution, exploiting an axis of excessive abundance, consumerism, apathy, individualism, and wealth-creation packaged as systems of human excellence sold to an envious world wishing to achieve the same.
The outright dumb self-aggrandizing accolades from economic prowess, derived from GDP as a prominent measure, is similar to determining the value of a company by looking at one side of the financial ledger, say income, only.
Outright foolery, as any investor knows the value of a company is not based solely on income but is based on the balance of income and expense to scale a company, not in the least because investments are designed to temporarily bridge the expense. In the U.S., our GDP leaderboard position, as the portrayal of our economic prowess, hides the ugliness of the serious humanitarian expense incurred to achieve and grow that number.
We should be very afraid of elected leaders, people unknowingly stuck in the depravity of reason stemming from confounding of consequence and cause, not understanding how regenerative human excellence is measured and produced.
Set Up Wrong
In the chart above I demonstrate how the order (see the downward arrow on either side) of hierarchical disciplines must change from today’s unsustainable trajectory (red) to nature’s renewable trajectory (green).
Without going into excruciating detail here, a subject I cover in-depth in my masterclass, we must first turn our evolutionary obligations from an after-thought into a top priority by defining the master human theory in adherence to the principles of nature, then defining the system in which the theory is embedded, and then defining the criteria of input that produces the desired output. No different, in broad strokes, to what every car company has done to create and refine a combustion engine.
We have not defined the compass of human gameplay today, and thus we can quibble forever about the need for more desirable outcomes. Those outcomes will not appear without the diligent deployment of a human theory in adherence to nature.
Be very afraid of people in power who know nothing about the principles of nature to which we are and always will be subjugated.
The Rodent In Our Viscera
Twenty-five percent, yes a quarter, of children attending public schools in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from and are on free food support provided by schools. Almost sixteen percent of Americans are extremely poor, making little more money than they are about to spend on out-of-pocket healthcare expenses per year, leaving them with no other options than to eat fast-food that makes them even more unhealthy.
The U.S. is now the second most obese country in the world, with sixty-nine percent of Americans drowning in apathetic denial of the responsibility of their health. Seventy-five percent of applicants to the army is unfit to serve. Fifty-seven percent of today’s kids are projected to be obese by age thirty-five, incurring life-threatening cascading diseases as a result.
Thirty-six million Americans are on government-issued food stamps, more than the entire population of Venezuela, Peru, or Malaysia. Sixty percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, enslaved by the whims of their bosses, with less than four-hundred dollars in emergency savings and virtually unable to explore other options in life, let alone take care of life’s calamities.
Forty-eight percent of public schools underperform. Six thousand kids drop out of school every day, while we spend more on education than any other country. Serious delinquency of student debt reached one-hundred and sixty-six billion dollars in the fourth quarter in 2018, with students unable to repay the obligation of steadily increasing tuition from a manufactured university promise that never materialized.
We waste seventeen percent of GDP on mostly preventable healthcare, to the tune of three-hundred twenty-seven billion dollars per year, with some seventy percent of cost deployed to people over the age of seventy, as we ignore the wellness of our youth.
We should be very afraid of the supposed leaders, people, who close their eyes to these ugly realities and promulgate constructs that produce and worsen the above.
New Horizons, New Norms
Now, in all fairness, to suppress and dominate based on inequities, for the sake of self-preservation, is a natural trait all animals, including humans, possess.
However, our species survived near-extinction, gradually leaving the plains of Africa, precisely because of rapidly developing inter-human collaboration and the use of tools to outwit common adversaries. We were smart enough to pair our collective interest as a group with our personal interests.
Paradoxical and enforceable rules to protect freedom and expand discovery, nowadays referred to as governance, were subsequently deployed to regenerate collective trust and distribute the beneficiary outcome of individual contributions to all.
From controlling a small patch of land humans initially roamed by foot, we now, courtesy of modern transportation, gained the ability to roam, explore, and yes, dominate the whole world, and even a tiny speck of our massive universe.
With that new and improved ability to roam must come a new definition of collective interests. Defined by interests much broader in scope and diversity than the group we used to belong to, plus a deeper discovery of nature, broadly defined as science, that forces us to recalibrate the standard candle of human excellence.
We should be very afraid of people who do not want the purview of our collective interests as a global and universal species to expand.
We, humans, have not evolved commensurate with the acceleration of discoveries by the geniuses we love to quote more than comprehend.
One-hundred years ago, we learned from the discovery of a solar eclipse, by Albert Einstein, our universe and everything on our planet, including humanity, revolves around a theory of general relativity. So, how smart are we not to question the hand-picked people who arbitrate us, deploying systems of policy, capital, and innovation incompatible with the principles of relativity?
Why do we still use the cunning voodoo of absolutisms preached by a pseudo-science of economics to manage humanity’s innate relativity? We have plenty of evidence economics offers no reliable predictive value it sells us. It can never, for it systematically confounds consequence and cause, the source of grave depravity of reason (Nietzsche).
We, humans, are held hostage by a stale manmade theory falling multiple dimensions short of producing regenerative human ingenuity and capacity. A dangerous predicament, as any incompatibility with nature’s theory is humanity’s journey to lose.
We keep soiling the environment and limit human ingenuity and capacity to expand, with defunct theories, or no theories at all, sold as systems that are not systems at all, woefully incompatible with nature’s rule.
Nature has been very patient with us as we mumbled, fumbled, and stumbled our way into a vector of human development incompatible with nature’s vector. Ignorant, defiant, and engrossed in a vile-maxim of insecure bronze-age solipsism, dangerously-controlling people systematically eat away at our evolutionary margin of error.
Ask a politician taking lobbyist money, ask a financier as the arbiter of innovation, ask a CEO or founder of a company vowing “to change the world.” Their answer will determine the integrity of their intentions, compassion, and contribution to humanity without fail; those who cannot be ashamed to die.
“Until you’ve done something for humanity you should be ashamed to die.”— HORACE MANN