People will always disapoint (not all) but most. You might as well make PEACE with that fact.
- Autumn Reyes
Are human beings intrinsically good but corruptible by the forces of evil, or the reverse, innately sinful yet redeemable by the forces of good? Are we built to pledge our lives to a group, even to the risk of death, or the opposite, built to place ourselves and our families above all else? Scientific evidence, a good part of it accumulated during the past 20 years, suggests that we are all of these things simultaneously. Each of us is inherently complicated. We are all genetic chimeras, at once saints and sinners — not because humanity has failed to reach some foreordained religious or ideological ideal — but because of the way our species originated across millions of years of biological evolution. …
The eternal conflict is not God’s test of humanity. It is not a machination of Satan. It is just the way things worked out. It might be the only way in the entire universe that human-level intelligence and social organization can evolve. We will find a way eventually to live with our inborn turmoil, and perhaps find pleasure in viewing it as a primary source of our creativity.
—E.O. Wilson, from his New York Times Opinionator post “Evolution and Our Inner Conflict”
Definitely worth a read, especially if you have never heard of the competing theories of kin selection and multilevel selection being battled out by evolutionary biologists.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Not sure where I’m going with this, but it all has to end somewhere. Now, it could all be in my head and I am overthinking it all, but most times my gut feeling never lies, only when I speak out loud. I think I can see the ending already, actually I’ve been predicting it since the very beginning. Sometimes I wish I could just go into something not having to pretend and instead have everything that happens be real. I think that maybe at times it would be better to have things come to me as a surprise rather than a, “did you really think it would be any different.” The worst part is knowing and not knowing. It’s like going to the future and coming back to the present, wishing it would be different or that something will change, but deep down you know that no matter what you change, the outcome will always be the same.