There's a lot of people in our world who abide to these misconceptions for self-aggrandizement purposes, thinking they can give justification to their immorality and vice by doing so. Such misconceptions only lead to dead ends, and nothing more. So it's about time we deconstruct them, for the better. If we want a future that is prosperously livable and just, that is. Of course such an issue needs a deeper, meticulous analysis to come up with more highly proper conclusions. But this is all I can come up with thus far. This is not an attempt to justify humanity's immoral actions, but an attempt to separate its condition from its nature. These misconception don't serve us, and need to be fully deconstructed.
Is humanity inherently corrupt?!
No, humanity is not inherently corrupt. This is generally a condition, not their nature. This is precisely caused by our culture, since it lacks the encouragement to exercise conscience and morality. A human being can be conscientious since it's inherently born with a conscience, it just needs to be incessantly reminded that it needs to do so so our world can sustain equilibrium.
Is humanity a plague on the earth?!
The industrial revolution has roughly been around for the last 200 years. Before this humanity has made architectural masterpieces such as cathedrals, palaces, temples and pyramids that has enriched our world. People have the tendency to forget this, and allow their misconceptions to dominate them. Humanity has the inherent potentiality to create such artistic masterpieces again, the potentiality just needs to be encouraged. This industrial atrocity can be transformed into excellence, with the right mind set.
Do we need slavery in order to have civilization?!
Nothing is more ludicrous than this statement. We need inspiration to have civilization, not slavery. Some of the most profound artistic achievements has come out of inspiration alone, not by being enslaved in order to make those artistic achievements. This implies that humanity can never be inspired to make anything without enslavement. And such an idea about humanity is dangerous. In truthful honesty such people lack the imagination of what humanity is possibly capable. And don't see civilization as a form of ART.
What is wrong with humanity?!
They are psychologically sick caused by disempowering ideologies. They lack the intuitive intelligence to cite out what is wrong and right. As Gabor Bate said " If more people were in touch with their gut feelings they would not elect the people we have in power today." Such a statement can be invariably applied to a lot of our predicaments. Since we lack emotional intelligence, we are susceptible to ideologies that don't serve us. Disregarding our conscience, so we can obey the abhorrent demands of our tyrants and not feel alienated from our peers.
This is perhaps why our world is in such turmoil and strife. Because we lack critical emotional intelligence and go with unconscientious orders that don't serve us. We're not taught this. So we end up electing the most dangerous people in power and subsequently doing their orders. We have mistaken our nature for their nature. We are conditioned to become sociopathic, just like our tyrants.
Perhaps it's about time we take notice to such statements as these!
This is perhaps around when the great deluge happened. We may all be collectively traumatized by these ancestral wounds.
We reproduce catastrophe because we ourselves are traumatized – both as a species and individually, beginning at birth. Because we are wounded, we have put up psychic defenses against reality and have become so cut off from direct participation in the multidimensional wilderness in which we are embedded that all we can do is to navigate our way cautiously through a humanly designed day-to-day substitute world of symbols - a world of dollars, minutes, numbers, images and words that are constantly being manipulated to wring the most possible profit from every conceivable circumstance. The body and spirit both rebel - David Watson (The Pathology of Civilization)
Since we may have been traumatized in pre-historical times. This is perhaps the reason why we've traumatized others throughout written history, completely unaware of our ancestral traumatization. So we keep on perpetuating it upon others, making a vicious cycle throughout the World. But the only way to stop it is to develop an awareness of it's origin in order to come to psychic salvation. So we can move on forward... Since people have the unnerving tendencies to unconsciously perpetuate their traumas on others until they become existentially aware as to why and how they've become traumatizer themselves..