Someone in a Private Facebook Group I follow asked me this Question, and I thought I would give my Answer:
“Are we as a Species Fucked ? For real ?
Not to sound gravely pessimistic yet how many dire local and World wide issues are there to even deal with ?
Really what do you think/feel about our overwhelming societal problems ?
If we get down real into the background feeling behind daily doings, does your Being feel we are doomed as a species ?
Candid truth please 🙏🏽
No solutions needed for this post and comments…just your real feeling please 🙏🏽”
Whatever your perspective is:
The world is doomed,
Or, we are living in the best time in human history.
You will find evidence to support your perspective.
My perspective is that we are at the best time in human history, but we are also facing more complex problems than ever before, which can feel overwhelming to many.
But this is how all complex adaptive evolutionary systems work — as they grow and complexify, so do the problems they are confronted with.
These are simply growing pains.
Sometimes complex systems advance to a new level of coherence and sometimes they fail and take a step back, stabilize and then accelerate from that base.
Some dimensions of the world are making the leap to the next level whereas others are self correcting by taking a step back.
There’s enough resiliency in the world system now that I don’t believe we are at risk of existential collapse, although the potential for things to get pretty ugly is there.