Yesterday’s pithy quote for me to a penpal was, “The more we conquer, the less we question.”
Thanks. This is great stuff!
Humans (as far as we know) are the first species with the ability to choose whether or not we go extinct. Making the choice is the logistical problem of whether or not convenience systems have coopted our intentionality.
PS. The worst thing humans have done has to be marketing: the use of deceptive coercion to overcome sensible needs of self and place in the here and now. Religion is one type of marketing. Anything with an -ism, for the most part, is a profit scheme somewhere for a few over some many. Civilization is our way of collectively isolating from reality.