Updated: Jun 7, 2020
On the whole, we have been living in the most materially prosperous time in human history. As a result we are freed from much back breaking and most physical labour.
Now we have a lot of free time to do pretty much nothing, so, we should be happy, right?
Wrong, because, we have so much freedom and do not know what to do with it.
At this time in history, we are at the lowest point in happiness, peace of mind and at the nadir of our mental and spiritual health. Worse, we do not know what to do.
Here we sit, leading lonely, bored and confused lives. But the normal human mind refuses to remain idle.
Therefore, we indulge ourselves in various forms of masturbation and abuse. Most frequently sexual, social, intellectual, religious financial, political, anything and everything that amuses us and inflates the self.
We are becoming increasingly narcissistic that is the is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealised self image and attributes.
At heart, we always have a higher opinion of ourselves than do our family, friends, peers and society have of us. In the hope that the world will recognise us if not today but sometime in the future, we record every thought and action that crosses our lonely, self occupied mind and body.
It is tragic that so much human potential, joy, passion and achievement is wasted by a generation that so diligently records themselves accomplishing so little.