Evolution, Politicians and Answers
Written by Dario Phong
I like Hugi. I've been reading it since the first (international) issue, Hugi #11. In all this time the contents have improved a lot, and the interface has also improved. But this is not the point of this article. I like reading coding articles. They help me to understand new things. To be wiser. However, when I'm tired of coding, I want some relaxation, that's why I read the rest of the articles in Hugi. Though there's a lot of articles, when I've read all of them, I want more. But there's only one way to make Hugi contain more articles: Writing articles yourself. Of course you can't read your own articles (or at least you will not get surprised, nor will you learn something new). But face this: the lack of articles leads to a bigger lack of articles. On the other hand, one article may make a reader feel that he should write one too. That's how you can make the mag bigger, and so next time you are tired and want to read articles, you'll have more articles to read. So now I write this article and hope to read yours in the next issue.
Oh, shit, I pretended to write an article about politics and now it has turned into: "Why YOU should write articles for Hugi". Now let's go to the article itself.
There was a time when we used to be nothing else but a bunch of stupid monkeys playing around with a few and elementary tools. Things changed. We evolutionised. Some people think we got worse. But I don't. The fact is that we started to use more than our hands. Then we started to do agriculture. And also farming. And then we constructed our houses.
But let's come back to the stupid monkeys. The stupid monkeys or any other possible animal. Take one of them. You'll notice a lot of things, different in different cases. But let's focus on something: when one or more forms of life (which aren't part plants) start to live in community, immediately they organize themselves. And always (no matter what kind of animal you are analysing) you can see a leader.
First I should make you know something: humankind is part of nature, whether we like it or not. But that's a fact. Even if we are stupid enough to consider ourselves superior to the other forms of life which one can find on the earth. I don't want to mean that we are the worst form of life. Instead, I just will NOT care about what our position is in a ranking.
When we started living in a community, we created (because we DO create them) our leaders.
Something to protect our houses. And then we had soldiers and a major. Something to believe in. And then we created the religions.
And we continued evolutionising, and we created more needs, and we supplied them. Politicians are nothing else than one of our needs. So next time you want to renegate from your politicians think that (no matter whether you believe so) YOU NEED THEM AND THEY NEED YOU.
The evolution continued. And we had more needs...
Which leads me to something else.
Fact: We need something to believe in. We don't care if it's insane or not. We just want to believe. Why? Because we want to feel that if we are nothing more than the worst in society, in the world, then it's not our fault. We prefer to think that we are not (but we can't consider if we really are good or not).
And this leads to perhaps the worst fact from our society: THE FANATISM. Expressed in a lot of ways. We need to believe in something, but do we have to be fanatics? The answer seems to be yes. And I said "seems" because different points of view may be used, and thus different conclusions extracted.
As you can see I gave you nothing more than questions.
If we are looking for the supreme answer, none of them will suit our needs. Maybe we have to reduce ourselves to a few possibilities to get an answer. But, maybe this doesn't give a good answer. But what's a good answer? One which makes us happier? But what makes one happy may make another sad. So this doesn't seem to be *the* answer.
Once one man said something like that "And the truth will make you free." So is the truth "the answer"? Is the truth really true? Get two religions which are opposed. You'll get two truths. Which of them is true? And what about the freedom? Are we really free? Get two men, one is in a prison, he can't get out. The other is in his work, doing what he does every day. Which of them is free?
Also some one once said: "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder." But can we find beauty everywhere? How can we define beauty?
Look at yourself in a mirror, and you'll see two realities. One which is in the mirror and one which is outside the mirror. Are you in the reality? Or are you nothing else than the reflection in the mirror?
Before you open a door, was there something there before you opened the door? How can you affirm or deny it, if you simply weren't there. And what about when you close it? What happens with everything that you left behind? Does it dissapear? Did you really open it at all? How can you affirm or deny it? Did somebody see it? How can I believe that someone saw it?
So does it really exist an answer which no questions?
Is "the answer" an answer? May be it's only a question.
Now just close your eyes. And think about it.
- Dario Phong