My blog contains a large number of posts. A few are included in various other publications, or as attached stories and chronicles in my emails; many more are found on loose leaves, while some are written carelessly in margins and blank spaces of my notebooks. Of the last sort most are nonsense, now often unintelligible even when legible, or half-remembered fragments. Enjoy responsibly.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The sum of historical repetition defined

What a single individual can learn about humanity during one lifetime is limited to a very small area. It is as a collective that additions can be made, and as a collective where the extent of the knowledge gained can pool to allow for a broader view of the existence of humanity with all of its idiosyncrasies.

In order to assist individuals along we as a collective have created a number of means to ease the thought over the big unanswerable questions of “Why are we here?”, “Is there a God?”, and “What is my purpose?”. This diversion is done through religion or public policy (sometimes in combination) and allows the vast majority of our collective to focus on either maintaining civilization or advancing it through small steps.

As for the repetition, it is inevitable. The process which is intrinsic to the allowance of the forward movement of humanity will hit the same problems and milestones over and over again because they are not the main goal, but an ends to a mean. Remember, that it is the collective knowledge and understanding that is the final objective, and not distractions that permit the process to continue.

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