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Monday, July 8, 2019

Good Feeling

Knowing in general, as opposed to being kept in the dark, has been the go-to option for us throughout the history. Regardless of how something came about or whether people needed it in the first place, We, humans always had a craving for this feel-good sensation of knowing everything. We want it to tame the mysterious mother nature and all the wonders of the universe so that we can put them in another fairy tale, or a tedious piece of paper with words and calculations. Scale of such efforts needed to conquer the unknown, didn't seems to matter against the fear of the unknown felt brutally unbearable. Hence, many many oceans, deserts, space and even moral lines were crossed in pursuit of an ultimate knowledge. As the old line would go, Knowledge really was/is power.

In vain, many have tried to pull answers out of trees, rocks and even stars. But being such intuitive creatures, such efforts must have felt puny as the time went on. We just needed something better. And since no one left us a good answer for life, the universe and everything, Bravely, we took on the challenge. And boy did stuff came out of our brains!.

Few centuries from this revelation and a lot of answers later, People who identified themselves as non believers would emerge, embracing the good old unknown. A void of faith, was clearly there but for these folks it looked like an opportunity. So these folk, who were better in tune with the rational parts of the brain, gave birth to something called science, marking the starting point in a divulging journey and they couldn't ask for a better start than the one they couldn't see the end of. But they were a smart lot so some ground rules were necessary to keep the creativity in check, So out of the brains came the scientific method, which was created to be the rails to keep things on track.

Proving credibility and necessity, Science is taking us to a promise land that we've surely never been before. But whether all of us need to be there or not, is out of the question, it seems. With most of the world on-board, our future is shaping up inside test tubes and computer simulations as it did for the better part of last centuries. 

Today life for an average Joe, seems impossible without some of the stuff of science, that looks like they were invented to improve health, happiness and overall betterment of the entire human race. But are we happy now? I mean really?. Think about all the scientific achievements and more to the point, the rate of which they emerge. In theory we should be the happiest yet in the list of generations. But we not are we?. Instead we are so desperately and hopelessly depended on our own creations, that one could ask "What is the difference of a man or a woman who is so scared of loosing their job and having to live out on streets without any of the creature comfort, Than someone who lived in the past who was scared of a tree god that it would stop giving them food in the coming season?" Answer is, this time we know the truth. We know theres no tree gods but only the relentless competition to survive. And happiness is overrated.  

Sad old truth is knowing about everything will not make us any happier. But it will put us in the right place in the universe and show us that we are just insignificant dust and have no business poking around somethings that our brains are just too small to comprehend. So let the chasers find what they want and see that happiness and inner peace doesn't align with our present path to the future. Many of us will soon forget there ever was such things. Yes! another dystopian future alert!. And again try and see that its our egotistical hunger for things that ultimately holds no value to our lives at all, that keeps us from breaking the chains. Remember that as our hunger grows our souls are slowly being destroyed by our very own creations. Going after an ultimate knowledge is like chasing a mirage, while knowing its a mirage and its not really there. 

I really do need some inner peace!

Good feeling, 
Won't you stay with me just a little longer..
It always seems like your leaving,
When I need you here just a little longer..