Voltaire

Humanity has been facing similar questions over a long period of time. I think that even early civilizations had the same initial questions about life and existence which was stratified with religion. From Zeus to the Holy trinity. Let us get back to Voltaire the French philosopher who recently taught me something very interesting in that even the greatest thinkers in human history struggled with the same questions every human faces(for they are human also if you think about it). Why is there suffering? Is there a plan? Or is it random and meaningless? Why are the institutions which we create to serve and protect us and provide order can be so corrupted. In his time it was the Catholic Church, Kings, and other forms of politics. Ironically it is similar to the very questions we have today about financial bankers, government, lobbyists, and corporations which all lead to corruption in some form or another. Should we be skeptical? Or just live our lives in peace and be ignorant? Is there a balance one can achieve between the two? All questions with no easy answers. Perhaps it is too much to handle and it can easily overwhelm and stretch the mind to capacities beyond our control. For even the greatest mathematical geniuses of any era could not the answer the questions we are striving to answer. One must consider the possibility that there is no answer or just one we have no discovered yet. For we know that gravity exists but we do not know why. Could you image a world where the opposite were true know why but not know how works? Is that even possible?

One must know that the answers we seek today are very similar if not the same as other thinkers before us which one again relates to my belief that we are both Aristotle and Mao. Our species has been trying to grasp the answers of our mind for a long time now. There has been progress but not enough for we have not tapped into the potential of every living creature and being. We are a species of frustration.  It seems sometimes we merely represent the world around us. Universe at a basic level is just comprised of energy, matter, and most importantly collisions. Collisions, conflict and no I am not just talking about war which still exists, but inner conflict of self-image and morality. Most importantly the conflicts of our dreams for one man can dream of world peace but his brother at the same time is dreaming of world power. Taking morality aside, if one of them reaches their dream the other will feel sad, lonely, and rejected. This was a dramatic example but it could be simple as something two guys liking a girl or the thousands of people who apply to college some get rejection while others get accepted. Sometimes it seems survival of the fittest is the only true law of the of human construct.

Yet we as a species have fought against our inner evil dreaming of a utopia where the world would be closer to our ideals than it current exists today. Time and time again thinkers, scientists, and engineers have dreamed and thought of ways to create a better world and yet humanity seems as if it has a long way to go before a better world can be achieved.

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