Higher dimensional thinking, the end of paradox, and a clearer understanding of reality
October 26, 2014
Upgrading Our Value System
April 3, 2014
In earlier human history there were cultures with a deeper awareness of interconnectedness, that had economic and value systems based on shared rather than competitive interest. These cultures (usually matriarchal or matrifocal) had more communal than individual ownership, collective decision making rather than command and control hierarchies, and valued quality of life more than conquest. They invested in arts, crafts, spirituality, study, and human connection rather than in militaries, castles, and expanding their territory.
While these cultures produced a higher quality of life for their people with less total resources, more sustainably, they weren't good at protecting themselves from warring cultures. As such, the dominator cultures won in an unconscious natural selection process determined by war, not by merritt. And when two violent cultures met at war, the more successfully violent one triumphed, subsumed the strengths of the other one, and grew.
The cultures (and memes) that proliferated did so not because they were good but because they were proliferative. Humanity today is the distillation of the most successfully dominant cultures throughout history and our world view the distillation of the most successful dominance supporting memes.
Today, technology has made our capacity for violence and domination greater than the biosphere can continue to support. What has got us here is now threatening our ability to go further.
We must upgrade to a conscious selection of what is good and viable rather than the unconscious natural selection of what is dominant. This is a fundamental evolution of evolution itself.