Human civilization has done decisions that it can’t exactly be proud of. Whether real or fake, here’s an Internet meme that illustrates what went wrong:
Society has made free things more difficult.
The problem with the Western civilization is that it solves problems that have been caused by the society itself. The biggest things in our society have been built not for the people but for the society. Think of the biggest industries globally:
- Banking & investments. Produces nothing of value.
- Insurance. Produces nothing of value.
- Oil production. Exploits non-renewable resources.
In contrast, let’s look at the favorite pastimes of Facebook users. Some highlights:
- Farming. Like growing tomatoes and stuff.
- Fishing. Growing and catching them etc.
- Keeping pets. Having your own animals.
Two Eagles knew this already. People don’t need money or the infrastructure as we know it. They just want a farm by a lake to go fishing to with their cat.
Today, I attended a TEDx Helsinki event. I especially liked the speech by Juuso Nissilä, a founder at Valkee Oy. His company sells overpriced earplugs that put LED light straight to your brain through your ears.
Now, that is a great idea.
Although that might sound ridiculous, Juuso has pretty convincing research behind his business. The most interesting part is that he knows human nature. He points out the obvious fact that people are not designed to work in the modern-day society. The body just isn’t meant to do the stuff that we do.
- You don’t receive enough exercise.
- You don’t receive enough sunlight.
- The food you eat is all wrong.
It doesn’t take a scientist to realize he is completely correct. People are not designed for office work. It cannot be a surprise to anyone that in these conditions a huge percentage of the population are getting depressed.
But what can we do?
I bet almost anyone can agree that you don’t need 185 € earplugs to cure you from this disease. What you need is exercise, sunlight and good food. The best part is that you get the first two ingredients for free and healthy food isn’t really that expensive either.
It’s the human nature to concentrate on the wrong stuff. First step is to agree on what is important. The second step is to act accordingly.