Gravitas

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Gravitas


By Garrett Lee at Posts by Garrett

The "bridge" between a natural instinctiveness for survival and self interest which crosses over into an altruistic creation that evolved from organic bodies into an abstract consciousness. This ability to create ideas, goals, and systems of cooperation amongst our species enabled a diversion from the rest of the animal kingdom.
This tangent has led our evolutionary path so far away from any other living thing we know, that it's often difficult to fathom the significance and the repercussions. We often anthropomorphize ourselves onto other animals, especially those that mirror our own biology. Our similarities with other life grounds our exceptionalism. When our tools and technology are taken from us, our humanity is still not eroded; we have our intelligence and intellect for all time, so that we may rebuild. No other life on Earth is capable our level of processing and application of our environment. Our evolution has brought us our consciousness, and exponential leap over other life, our progress will take the form of furthering that intelligence.

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