Humanity as a whole is a species that thrives upon working together to achieve a greater good. No matter where in the world you are from, there is a common bond that we all share, and that is that we accomplish much more when we cooperate. And even though humans do not always get along, there is a sense of accomplishment when we do, and it creates something much greater than the individuals.
This can range from entertainers, to the people that make our laws, to someone that does driveway paving. In order to achieve any of this, we must realize the goals we are working toward and that working together is the best way in which to accomplish those. This is perhaps what makes me the happiest and saddest about humanity, being able to see what we can do when we unite, and see us simply not uniting a lot of the time.
The road to a solution
Perhaps what makes me the most sad about it all is that many people seem to know what it takes in order for humans to achieve, but have a difficult time doing it anyway. That in order for us to succeed, our goals must line up with others and even though we may disagree on some of the details, the fact remains that we must work together in order to get anything meaningful done.
It does not seem that difficult to simply work together, but there are a lot of things that separate people from one another. The worst part is that these things are often things that do not make a difference such as culture and race, but they still act as barriers for progressing humanity. Once we are able to work together all of the time, we can continue to create modern marvels and do right by ourselves.
As humans, we often live complicated lives, we live in a society where every individual matters but every individual is separate in that they have their own lives to live. We are strange in that our society is better connected than any other in the animal kingdom, but sometimes we seem to be the most disorganized and violent animals of them all. Knowing that we accomplish more together, why must this be the case?
We have evolved to such a point that we are able to rationalize our decisions as well as receive feedback on them from the other people of the human race. Perhaps the most frustrating part is that a simple disagreement on a single small issue can lead to a lot more, making us often unable to work together in order to achieve our goals. So how do we fix this?
The answer is that there is no easy answer. That we must divide our individual lives from that of our community and still try to walk the line in order to best serve both. Humans may be selfish by nature, they may not be, but just like any animal, their focus is primarily on their own survival. You cannot really blame them for this as this is what all animals prioritize.
However, the fast that we have developed mentally beyond that of most animals gives us the capacity to take a step back and look at what we are doing. To realize that we can change for the better.
As someone that spends a lot of their time reading the news ticker on the internet, I can safely say that I am relatively informed about the world around me and more specifically the country in which I live. There are a number of things that are great about this in that I always have something to talk about with my peers, but there is also a weight.
Knowing the world around me is sometimes a cold and indifferent place makes me sad, and sharing that information with people and watching them get sad doesn’t much help. There is an underlying theme of despair in this country at times, and some people myself included find it difficult to navigate the world with this going on.
But there is hope
Knowing what is going around is not all bad, because it gives us the power to do something about it. We are just individuals, but together we can make a huge difference. In addition to the bad stuff happening in the world, you also catch glimpses of humanity’s better angels, doing what they can to voice their opinion and speak out against injustice.
No matter how you choose to look at it, one thing is clear, that we cannot navigate this world without working together. That the bad things happen and will continue to happen as long as people stay divided. We may not be able to do much on our own, but together we can accomplish great things and literally change the world.
When it comes to humanity, we have come a long way from our ancestors but still have a long way to go. There was a period in time where war tore the earth and innovation was at a standstill, this was called the Dark Ages, and it represented a period of stagnation in a world that had previously experienced a great deal of artistic and cultural growth.
Today, we are past that and we hope to never go back. A good reason why we got out of the Dark Ages and resumed innovation was through peace and stopping the spread of disease. During the Dark Ages, the Bubonic Plague killed much of the world’s population and we had no way in which to control it.
Things are better
Today, we have gotten a lot closer to managing disease and although our world is still plagued by war and intolerance, this analogue we have still managed to come a long way especially in terms of medical technology. Perhaps people are violent by nature, but if we can work together at least in some arenas, we can once again begin to innovate our world.
In the future, let’s hope that we can get rid of the racial intolerance and war and continue to build a more peaceful and profitable future. Whenever humans fight on a large scale, humanity suffers. In order to truly achieve a utopia, we must begin to think of other people rather than just protecting our own selfish interests.
Something about religion ties us to one another but also separates us from one another. It acts as a way to connect with people of like views but it also alienates those with different views. In addition, social media has changed that the world operates, and it extends to religion and beyond. Good or bad, social media is here to stay, and religion must adjust.
The thing about social media is that it gives virtually anybody a voice, and a powerful voice at that. When it comes to religion, this voice can either be positive or negative, either persuade people to come together or drift apart. And while I like to view social media and religion as a good thing, it isn’t always.
The truth is that while social media allows for some ignorance, it also acts as a way for people to police themselves. Many ignorant posts are not only criticized, but often persuades people to take down the posts. It is possible that this will lead people into a new age where all religions are treated equally, and even those that don’t agree with it, can treat it with respect
We must understand that social media has crept into every aspect of our lives, and that this is the world in which we live. The only thing we can do when it comes to hateful speech on social media is ignore it and hope that people realize that those sorts of opinions are unpopular.
The road to tolerance and understanding is one that is not always easy to traverse. People have such different beliefs and cultural differences that it is oftentimes difficult to find a common ground. However, there is something to be said about religion being a way to connect with others rather than alienating them. Religion is something that is so important to many people that it can also be used to connect.
The thing about different religions is that there are so many differences yet there are also so many similarities. Almost every religion has its beliefs rooted in love and understanding. So why is there so much animosity among people just because of their religion? The answer is that these differences are much more heavily highlighted than the similarities.
Is that we do have the means with which to come together and create a more harmonious world. All we have to do is realize that we are all the same no matter our culture, religion, race, or anything else that is supposed to separate us. Instead of using religion as a divider, why not use it as a way to unify us?
Just by simply knowing that we are all humans and that most of us believe in a religion, we can begin to understand how other people think and that we are all pretty much the same. Religion is seen as a thing that makes us different, but we should start to realize that it should be something that makes us the same.