Potential

Personally, I am not happy with society today as it is. I could go on for hours about what is wrong with it. History itself is proof that humans live to serve short-sighted, self-centered agendas. The destruction of our environment, the enslavement of any number of peoples, the idea of racially applied social Darwinism, and much more- these all serve to prove what humankind has done with the world is, on average, far from positive. And, all of our “progress” (which we call it now, yet is likely to be scoffed upon in the future as we do to our past), took us circa 3,000 years of what we consider to be “civilization” to accomplish.

But that’s not really my point here, so I digress.

One of the things that got me out of the whole “existential crisis” mindset of this future apocalypse is the thought that it might not be such a bad thing. Yes, life will be indefinitely changed, and it will be harder. There will be many crises to deal with.

But this could be a chance, our chance, to start over. To rework society in a better way, without having to deal with the current establishment. Out of such hardships that would await in this crisis could grow a strong bond among communities, forged by hardship. This bond would have the potential to foster the beginnings of a new society.

We could change what it means to be human. We could change the very meaning of society. We could change the way the world works.

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