We are born into debt and from that point on work to free ourselves till we die. The course of one’s life becomes a foot race to keep our earnings staying ahead of our desires. Yet most are doomed to lose most if not everything and die penniless owing everything to the commonwealth of the larger ruling state. Most are taught from birth to endure this lifelong burden without protest while a few attempt to rebel. As a species, universal participation this system produces a mechanical sense of singular consciousness casting mankind as a whole in the guise of a virus besetting the insubstantial film of the surface of this planet. Like the proverbial bacteria consuming the skin of an orange, the collective fate of the species is to multiply and then crash repeatedly until extinction.
It seems somehow so contra-productive to be locked in a persistent struggle for existence that pits one group’s interests against those of another for the strategic fulfillment of a larger longterm goal. So many fictions abound that purposely run counter to the supposed opposite of others creating arbitrary frictions motivating the collective energies of each toward a lifelong devotion to material evolution. The significance of desirable objects whose simple possession alone bestows a magical status to one’s temporal existence, demonstrates that all are sleepwalking through this odd universe of human consciousness. Yet ironically, in this present system we are assigned a monetary value at birth like any other commercial asset and our toil becomes an annuity that the large entity of the nation derives its energy and locomotion from.
What after the satisfaction of basic animal desires can all mutually agree is an admirable goal? It certainly does not seem to be the giving of one’s full cooperation without paying the price of suffering exploitation by the apparent avarice of smaller groups of others. No, the primary goal of civilization is to ferret out the wildness of the human spirit and yoke it to some narrower undisclosed purpose that for most is never discernible over the entire course of their regimented lives. Their is ever talk of a ‘higher power’ and a transcendental destination where this force will deposit the highest achievers but one could equally surmise that this might equally be some unseen species taking determined larval advantage of our ignorance like any other parasitic form in nature’s large or small who derives lifelong benefit from its host. And like fruit flies, we must frequently ingest alcohol to periodically rid ourselves as individuals from the burden of awareness of this spiritually fatal menace. So whatever your own beliefs as an individual you might consider that the apparent boundaries of the universe and its unquenchable mystery are as tall and endless as our own rationale for understanding them is necessarily timed to be as short.