Reminder to self and to anyone else within reach of humanity's global communication network - we are equipped with a tool that made all this possible.
Brain image by sinisamaric1 / Pixabay. Words added by Entangled Life. Point inspired by all who say that religion stops the conversation – Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Sam Harris.
Our branch in the vast family tree of species has been equipped with perhaps the greatest adaptation to arise in our common descent. The evolutionary pressure for our ancestors' survival in the cruel environments of the past has given rise to our intelligence.
Our intelligence has given us so much. It has ensured the survival of our species ... At least for a while.
It has enabled us to explore every corner of our world and to launch ourselves and our creations beyond the atmosphere and into space. Whatever we achieved, we owe it to our intelligence.
We should always think. Think about everything. Love, live, eternity, space, science, art, poetry, philosophy. There is so much to think about.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is to try to always keep this process running in our own minds. If we want to really be kind to ourselves, we will use this potential that we have. We need to remain vigilant enough to notice when we are being seduced by ideas that prevent us from reaching our potential. And when something is technically beyond our expertise or understanding, we should be careful enough to recognize credible sources. This is how we move forward. We owe this to ourselves and the rest of humanity.