Saturday, August 9, 2014

The past is our future...(kind of)

            Technology has taken us to some new heights. Technology has allowed us to be able to communicate with people all over the world and incase we don’t speak the same language, we created built in translators; all one has to do is click on an icon tab that has a list of different languages, click the language one speaks, and pages can be translated into the language of choice. We have designed cars that don’t run on fossil fuel, we’ve designed phones to be like mini computers, we almost don’t even need a desk top anymore, we’ve designed first class cities, that are advance and stay open 24 hours and one can get almost anything they want at any time of the day…..we’ve advance so far that the old way of living has become a thing of the past but it can be a tad bit of a problem.

            I see mankind advancing little by little, but I pictured us integrating our old life style with our new one. What happens if we mixed the ancient way of living with the technology of today? When you study the ancient societies like Rome, Egypt, Aztecs, Mayan’s, Incans, and the list goes on, they were pretty advanced, some may say almost equivalent to today’s standards or maybe even ahead of us, what happens if we started to maybe bring some of their beliefs or standards into today’s world? For example in Ancient Egypt that had sayings like, “Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.” Or “Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.” One more, “When the governing class isn't chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach.” These saying’s were said back in BC, yet the meaning is very powerful till this day; I mean the last one pretty much hits home.

            All of our machines have advanced but our society could be better; at some scary point, one day robots may run this world, when we should be advancing our tools and doing just that. So what can we do to get back on track? In my opinion, we might want to start with diet. I don’t mean starve yourself but take a look at what you’re eating and compare it to what the ancients eat; we have things like the Mediterranean diet which when you look at it, it’s nothing special, a diet of fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, hummus; when you read about other civilizations, these same sort of foods pop up so there must be some correlation right?  We live in a time were the mind has out grown the body, and well, we need mind, body, and spirit, “The body is the house of god. That is why it is said, "Man know yourself." I’ll Leave you with a little food for thought and feel free to state your opinion below.

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