What is the ultimate drive of humanity?
Originally, me and my friend hypothesized that the main drive for humanity was love. Love is too vague of a term though, the broadness of the term and various context of which it can be associated with, cannot fully describe the drive for humanity. Yes, love for an individual’s interests and what makes them happy is a drive, and without love for these things, passion and initiative would be lost, thus, impeding humanity’s progression. After further contemplation, we reconsidered our original thought, we looked for the ultimate love of humanity, if love is a very powerful drive, then the strongest love of humanity must be the main drive. We then concluded that the love of knowledge is our ultimate love, we are all on a quest for knowledge, we just decide on different topics to gain knowledge in, it is the thing we love and are most prideful of. This conclusion led to the thought of, in our quest for knowledge we create opinions and beliefs, and we all share the want to spread our own belief, because as we spread this we gain power often times, and this power is what feeds our ego the most. So the ultimate drive, must be, as Nietzsche said is the will to power
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@comicsanmc, yes I can most definitely make that statement for all humanity.
Whether or not what I’m describing surfaces in every individual is irrelevant. The motion of humanity is undeniably this. There is a time when only select few humans had the self-consciousness that we all enjoy today, and when NO human would understand a single word of this. Yet today, the heigher consciousness and immense self-understanding of humanity is self-evident and obvious.
85% of people may not understand what the statement means, but they are all self-conscious beings! Over 100,000 years ago none of such existed at all. Yet, out of the millions that pass, this motion is obvious and stands today as its own evidence!
The fact that there are few today that exemplify the FUTURE of this motion does not prove wrong that this motion is proven already from the past and present.
The fact that this is the undertone of all evolution of consciousness shows that it’s also the undercurrent of people’s behaviours today including sexual behaviours.
its our search for meaning that drives us, its explained quite well by Viktor Frankl in his book “Man’s search fro meaning” and this quote sums it up very well at least it did for me
“to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering. If there is a purpose in life at all, there must be a purpose in suffering and in dying.”
I’d have to disagree with that statement. I think that consciousness evolved as a way to make us a more successful species. An Excerpt from Michio Kaku:
“Scientists are now understanding the true nature of emotions. First emotions tell us what is good for us and what is harmful. The vast majority of things in the world are either harmful or not very useful. When we experience the emotion of “like”, were we are learning to identify the tiny fraction of things in the environment that are beneficial to us. In fact each of our emotions (hate, jealousy, fear, love, etc.) evolved over millions of years to protect us from the dangers of a hostile world and help us reproduce. Every emotion helps propagate our genes into the next generation.”
“In other words, one of the chief purpose of emotions is to give us values, so we can decide what’s important, what is pretty, what is expensive, and what is precious. Without emotions, everything has the same value, and we become paralyzed by endless decisions, all of which have the same weight. So scientists are now beginning to understand emotions, far from being a luxury, they are essential to intelligence.”
Hahaha @comicsanmc the fact that you have ears to hear means that was all you! You weren’t unreasonably convinced that what I was saying conflicted “beliefs” that you had to defend. In other words you aren’t insane! You’re quite an example of the cosmic drive!