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jgreen # Posted on June 27, 2014 at 8:33 am

Yes, society sucks, but posting about it on HE won’t help much. You have to spread the message to people that are not convinced.

I definitly agree with you, that going back to small communities and over all getting rid of consumerism (for example, wanting to have raspberries in winter), together with a comeback of the spiritual, social and therapeutical use of psychedelics could be a good way to improve the common way of life.

But think about this for a second: society as it is now evolved during a timespan of maybe 10.000 years (the beginning of agriculture and therefore the point in time, at which settlements were made possible). This is not alot of time to figure out how a society is supposed to work. We might have had it figured out, but that was during a time where there weren’t 7 billion of people on earth that needed to be fed. There are high demands on a society that can’t be fulfilled that easily and it will take alot of time to change it to the better. See the positive: we have the human rights, no slavery, almost everyone has something to eat and a home. Yes, there are negatives, but ranting about them won’t help. There also already are some big shifts in society (compare Bush to Obama, the current legalization / decriminalisation of marihuana) and this will continue as long as there are humans on earth.

Also, to say it again, there are 7 billion people on earth. Everyone is raised differently and grew up in a different society, therefore everyone has different values, morals and ethics. Saying, that going back to small communities is the way to go might be correct, but it won’t convince people that have a different point of view to change it. A big change in mankind won’t happen in the next few decades, more in the next few centuries (if at all).