Mankind is nothing more than a big fish in a small pond.
Take a billionaire and place him in an isolated jungle — he will quickly realize his value was merely a grand exaggeration.
The non-human outward is open and consists of eternal experiments and change indifferent to some sort of goal, ideal, dogma, or end result.
The human inward longs for the freedom of the non-human outward, but the human outward has stripped the human inward naked.
A spring forms a creek, several creeks form a stream, several streams form a river, several rivers feed an ocean, several oceans feed the clouds, several clouds form a storm, several storms feed a spring. All animate creatures benefit from this non-human outward process and no one makes a profit.
The human outward could create a beautiful momentum, but that would require replacing religion and nihilism with a constant effort to comprehend the non-human outward.
The non-human outward has no conception of profit or loss–that is a human outward concept. The non-human outward indiscriminately creates and destroys. That which was destroyed is reused for the next creation. This process is eternal. The human inward instincts relate to this eternal process, but are suppressed and misdirected by the pressures of the human outward.
Those that gain exceptional profits transacting and perpetuating the human outward go bankrupt in the realm of the human inward and non-human outward.
There are, relative to the 8 billion humans, an extremely small number of humans that define, control, and direct the human outward. This small number of human beings continue to feed and perpetuate an inherited momentum from which they themselves gain unfathomable wealth, power and influence. Through this process that has repeated itself from generation to generation, the few with wealth and power have defined and set the course of the human outward.
Unfortunately, these few men that feed and perpetuate the momentum from one generation to the next devote all focus and energy to the human outward and have lost sight of both their human inward and the non-human outward. As such, the gap between the human inward/non-human outward relative to the human outward increases generation after generation.
Man is drifting farther and farther out to sea in a vessel with limited provisions and no inward compass. One day he will meet the unforgiving and absolute power of the non-human outward. Only then will he recall his human inward, but it will be just a distant memory and will be of no use to him as the non-human outward terminates the failed experiment and recycles bone, flesh, the extraordinary thumb and relatively large brain for the next experiment.
How do I know the human inward is more valuable than the general human outward? Because even my human inward can sense how misaligned the human outward is relative to the non-human outward. And my human inward is far from extraordinary or exceptional.