The disease having been caused by allowing cleverness to displace wisdom, no amount of clever research is likely to produce a cure.
Dads don’t need to be tall and broad-shouldered and clever. Love makes them so.
Navalny is a blogger-turned-activist, but he finds stuff and he puts together these very, very clever, very high production value videos which underline the corruption at the top of the system, and there are millions of people who watch them. Some people think he must have some kind of protection inside the system because he hasn’t yet been completely put out of commission; he’s allowed to go on. He himself has said he wants to run for president.
We can be seduced…by powerful political groups that promise more wealth and lower taxes. Those with power can use clever, psychological tricks and play upon our weaknesses and brokenness in order to attract us to their way of thinking. We can be manipulated into illusion.
I don’t think we are going to become extinct. We’re very clever and extremely resourceful – and we will find ways of preserving ourselves, of that I’m sure. But whether our lives will be as rich as they are now is another question.
Human beings, because we’re so clever, have removed every single one of those population limiting factors… So nothing controls our increase in numbers except our own wish. Since I first started making television programs, the population of the world has increased three times. That’s an extraordinary notion. Can it increase four times? Can it increase five times? The Earth is a finite size. So a point will eventually come when we run out of food, when we run out of space and when we will have destroyed most of the natural world. So ought we to do something about it before that happens?
It was fun to be clever.
Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.