A Collective of Lessons Learned

13 November 2020

Jeff McCarty

Each human being is bestowed many inheritances upon their birth. Some are given by direct relatives. Many others though are provided by the swarms of humans that have existed leading up to the point of our existence. If we think of the advancements that have taken place which gave rise to our so-called modernized times, we can see that many of the items and innovations that shape our existence have come from the labors of other humans. Ever enjoyed indoor plumbing? How about using a refrigerator to store food? Or using the internet and whichever type of device you have that is allowing you to read this blog? There are humans to thank for each of those things, as well as many other things that can be added to the list that deserve gratitude.

As a species, if we took the time to compile a list, and I am sure some people have gone about this pursuit, we would find a lengthy list of advancements that have helped human progress to the point that we have achieved. Our species is one that has thrived due to the success of individuals within the species. When one person makes a discovery or an innovation, they can share that with the rest of the group, and in turn, that discovery or innovation can alter not only the life of the one individual who made the breakthrough but can alter the lives of everyone within the group. Despite the obvious biological reasons that we cannot operate as individual entities and ensure the continuation of our species, we can see that humans have operated as a collective species to ensure that each member thrives within their environment. This doesn’t even have to be for any altruistic or compassionate reason. The truly selfish human existing in an early hominoid setting would have been choosing to stay with the group for the selfish reason that staying with the group had a higher probability of surviving, compared to straying off into the unknown by yourself.

The advantage of working together as co-existing members of the same species is evident by the very advancements that make up modern existence. Without the power of the collective, we would be left to experience an existence that is founded and based on our abilities to innovate and create. Every aspect of our livelihood would be changed if we were to only utilize the lessons learned from our own experiences. From food to entertainment, and even the things that we consider to be work would all be altered, and even if you did come up with something useful, it wouldn’t be worth much if it couldn’t be shared with other humans.

As the Human Civilization Reformation Coalition, we consider this to be a self-evident truth. Whether this ability to thrive as a collective was hard-baked into our wiring through evolutionary selection or bestowed upon us by a god of some sort, we should all be able to admit that our strength as a species is found through the collective rather than the individual.

If we are to build a better society that has the best interest in mind for all members of that society then the members of that species must recognize the power that is held in working as a collective.

Until next time, I am Jeff McCarty and I just want to thank you for your time in reading. If you enjoyed this post, please share this with someone you think would enjoy it. Find the Human Civilization Reformation Coalition on Facebook for more content as well. Looking forward to seeing you next post. Thanks again.

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