Journal Entry #563
September 14th, 2011
From the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still”;
“It’s only on the brink that people find the will to change only at the precipice do we evolve”.
Behind the Scenes on the Movie: The Day The Earth Stood Still
Are we just plain lazy or stupid if we can see problems before they arise and do nothing about them? Will this be our downfall? Is it arrogant to think we can continue on doing what we do without any consequences? Is this human trait unavoidable or can we change?
I’m no different than anyone else I do these things as well, procrastinate, make unhealthy choices knowing full well the consequences but still doing it anyways and then like many others beating myself up for those poor choices when the consequences are evident. So we obviously need to evolve to be proactive in our choices but the thing that gets me is that we have an incredibly hard time learning from our past mistakes as we keep repeating them and fooling ourselves that we are not.
I see some key traits that we must change as a species in order to evolve.
We must learn to stop being so self absorbed.
We must learn to agree.
We must learn to value and acknowledge the truth and reality.
We must stop lying to ourselves which in turn will stop us lying to others.
We must learn to listen not just hear and value those who have more knowledge and insight than the rest.
We must chose our leaders based on better criteria.
We must learn to live for the future while living in the moment.
We must stop dividing and start uniting while maintaining both our individuality and diversity.
We must be proactive not reactive.
We are an intelligent species but I do believe we think we are more intelligent than we are. Instead of having awe and wonder for the natural world, the planet that sustains us and all this encompasses we think we can actually control it and shape it to our will. This is an illusion. We need to humble ourselves or the planet will do it for us. It may very well be too late already.