- why it makes no sense to ignore our needs
- what we have changed historically as we became aware of new information
- how it is that ignorance is holding us back
- humanity and human ‘what we are’ overview, in brief!
Our Societal construct, as we know it, and as we created it, requires us to continue to behave in ways that are alien to our natural state.
We also created zoos in the Victorian era, and we have been updating those exhibits as we know better, but our own remains largely unchanged!
There is only one zoo in the world, Perth zoo in Australia, that is realising the actual needs of our close relation the Orang Utan. The entire exhibit was redesigned to accommodate these.
Let’s do the same thing for us. Our societal construct is our exhibit by another name.
When I was a child I had the family pets to look after. The animals were provided with their ‘appropriate housing’, ‘appropriate diet’, ‘appropriate exercise’ and ‘appropriate attention’, as was known at the time for the species.
The hamster had his wheel and jam jar to poop in, that he went in backwards to do. The guinea pigs and rabbit had their grass run, and straw filled hutch. The cats had their own flap door in the kitchen door. The birds had the aviary of a suitable size and a nest box for breeding.
We know so much more about our own species now, and the Victorian standards of human husbandry;) are no more appropriate to us now, than DDT or cigarettes are to our health, or a metal cage is to an Orang Utan. Most zoos have undergone changes to all if not most exhibits. Let’s just update ours in the same style. : )
I am eager to share, how we differ from one another as breeds of humans and how absolutely detrimental it can be – let alone inappropriate – for someone of another cultural breed to be given facilities suitable for an Englishman. Or for an Englishman in the particular level of self awareness common in England at that time.
Is a labrador the same as a terrier? A cattle-dog the same as a chihuahua? A poodle the same as a Siberian husky? What about a wolf, fox and dingo..they are dogs too. Personalities, strengths, weaknesses, qualities, needs – call them as you will, – they vary from breed to breed.
Fixated upon appearance, the ‘solution seeking creativity’ of the time had Human Beings classify other Human Beings according to their superiority. The self declared ‘superior’ ones classified the others as less superior (surprise surprise!) or inferior, based upon their appearance – largely their facial features and skin colour – and by what inventions that had created.
To be human is to create certainly, and where we are geographically on the earth is the decisive factor in where our creativity leads us. Where we are geographically, and who invented what, at whatever stage of life wisdom, largely explains every situation we find ourselves in!!
‘Obviously’ to them;) the humans who had demonstrated themselves as superior would be entitled to take the belongings and land of the inferior ones. This ‘solution seeking creativity’ ,aka plausible fiction,;) was for England, when mass poverty, ill-health, and a rise in population had them wanting to seize other lands for themselves to spread out on. They knew of no other solution and the race to take control of other countries began, in competition mainly with other European countries.
Movements to improve, and to further degrade situations for people, had words like ‘race’ and ‘racist’ and ‘racism’ used. There has not been much progress in descriptions of ourselves since this time.
I’d love to bring us up to date!
Aside from our differences as the breeds that we are, our Human society requires us to also ignore our energetic reactions to one another as Man and Woman. Just as much in the English language group as in Islam, though means and methods are undisputedly different.
Our Human society requires us to intellectualize and control natural behaviours, then to ‘act out’ a role or a script. So very British, and so very old and out of date British, and never actually suitable, ever, even for Britain!
Humanity is simply unable to thrive as long as this continues. As long as we are required to ignore what we mostly are, our needs cannot be realised or fulfilled wide scale, and we will continue down the pathway of deterioration and decline that we are on. : )