We built the automobile to increase our freedom of mobility. We built the freeway to enable our automobiles to travel fast and free. I find it strange that we often find ourselves in traffic jams. Does this not defeat the very intention of the two inventions in the first place? And oh my, how expensive these inventions are indeed.
When you contemplate many of man’s creations, which appear so ingenious upon birth, they seem to lead to dead ends or more appropriately defined– gridlock.
Take religion. Religion is a beautiful concept with many good intentions, but what human invention has led to more misery, ignorance, censorship, persecution, bigotry, and bloodshed than religion?
Take industrialization. Industrialization has led to great comfort, widgets, and trinkets, but at the same time it also led to slave labor, child labor, commoditization of the human being, and environmental destruction.
Take Politics. Politics was developed to represent and care for the people yet corruption and incompetence has led to bloody revolutions, civil wars, and enormous public debts.
Take science. Science enlightened us to many realms yet it also equipped us with the means to destroy ourselves on a massive scale both in terms of weapons and environmental degradation.
Take law. Law was conceived to provide order and fairness yet one can hardly take a shit without worrying about the sewage (LMAO).
Take economics. Economics was invented to serve us, yet we and all of the above inventions serve it. Except for the very few who have grown disproportionately rich or inherited great wealth, we can’t control economics otherwise we wouldn’t experience recessions, depressions, market crashes and collapses, large-scale unemployment and underemployment.
There seems to be only one way to solve this gridlock conundrum. Everyone needs to simply get out of their cars and leave them behind. We need to walk together and begin the long and gradual process of tearing it all down so we can begin anew.
Next post will put forward one idea of many to come that deals with breaking through this gridlock. The post will be called “Generation Skip”.