if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, it DOES
make a noise.
the egg came first.
these are all facts.
thinking collectively human progression expands the freedom of humanity, although it limits individual freedoms in some ways. These individual restraints (manifesting themselves in norms, taboos, laws and policies) are created by humanity through it's collective idea of what is necessary for progress. So our social "chains and shackles" were actually created by our collective mind in order to open up other freedoms within our world that we at one point could never even imagine. In creating these restrictions and laws we are in a sense trading some freedoms in for others (i.e. trading in the freedom to walk around the streets shooting heroin for the freedom to walk around the streets without seeing dudes shooting heroin.) The only problem is that as our collective freedoms grow our individual happiness remains relatively the same. In ancient society the happiness one would experience after finding a new dope-ass cave to live in would probably be the same as the happiness we would experience if we found out we won a trip traveling the world or something. Obviously I don't know this for a fact but I'm applying the relative levels of happiness i have experienced in my short life to a larger scale. I was just as content with scrambled porn 10 years ago as i am today with full screen HD videos of the hottest babes. I guess the point is that although you may be happy the inbred desire in all humans to want more than they have will keep society moving forward, even if as a society we are just as content as we were 300 years ago. In the end it's just about survival. At some point in the future humans are going to get off the planet or they are going to die, so technological advancement is necessary. It's almost as if a complex collective survival instinct exists that we cannot be individually conscience of.
that's sort of what we talked about last night i think.
-"Getting a girlfriend is the worst thing you can do for yourself in this house besides (EDIT: we're trying to make this public)."
- "yeah...it's the next EDIT: lamest thing."
word to my homeboys,