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Humans really are their own worst enemy. We desire things that aren't good for us nor our species in the long run

Fermi's great filter is most likely the tendency of "intelligent and highly conscious" life to destroy itself. No one lives long enough to become an inter-planetary nor inter-stellar species.
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CountScrofula · 36-40, M Best Comment
As an anti-capitalist it's pretty easy to point out that own destruction of our long-term viability didn't take place until capitalism.

I'd argue the issue isn't human nature, it's profit motive. Peasant never had to work more than they needed to in order to get by and owned what they made. The lord just took a tax.

Modern workers would be worked 24 hours a day if it was physically possible because profit means there is no ceiling on how much 'use' a boss can get out of a worker. We don't keep what we make, our boss takes it all and gives us a wage.

The result is extracting as much capital out of labour and the planet itself as possible at all times. It fucks us long-term but if someone is making money, that's the most important thing.

Like the fact we fill warehouses with food and then throw it out if it doesn't sell fast enough while people starve is -insane-. Yet that's capitalism at its most efficient.
Eternity · 22-25, M
[@624254,CountScrofula] capitalism doesnt work and neither does socialism nor communism.

What we need is something that combines and changes the qualities of these three systems and creates something new.

Buuut no one wants to do the work. Humanity is becoming dumber and dumber. We want simple solutions and sitting down and making a new way is just too wordy and mathy for most people to be interested in.

MarkPaul · 22-25, M
Follow God's word and you will be enlightened on how to behave accordingly.
MarkPaul · 22-25, M
[@841775,Budwick] It would do you well to try it.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@8638,MarkPaul] Back at ya, Sparky!
MarkPaul · 22-25, M
[@841775,Budwick] Too bad it's not something you are able to take seriously or apply genuinely.

 
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