Going away. Coming back… (Society vs. Love)

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A little child cries and tries to stop her dad from leaving for work. Dad leaves because he “must”. How many times the “Must” of the many (society) overshadow the “Must” of the few. But what if that few are the most important ones? What if the needs of the many are illusionary ones? What if one day no one went to work because they wanted to stay with their loved ones? What if one day the few realized that they were the… many?

I am back now my little girl.

Love you.

Human Condition: Irrevocable damage. Homo Ergaliomaniacus.

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New research gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans develop an ability to use tools in childhood while nonhuman primates – such as capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees – remain only occasional tool users. The advantage is said to stem from humans using vision to use tools. Instead of depending on sight, nonhuman primates often used their sense of touch, known as their haptic senses, to feel how the object fit into the space. [1]

This is one way of seeing this. The other way is to read Hannah Arendt’s “The human condition” and see beyond the surface of the phenomena.

What seems “advanced” it is finally not. Humans from thinkers, relying on their noεs, have become tool users – relying on their ever-lying senses. We have become addicted to work. We have stopped sensing the cosmos with our inner senses. Afraid to stay alone with our selves. We crave for tools. Forgetting that the greatest tool of them all is not a tool at all. Afraid to do nothing. We must always do something. Forgetting that doing nothing is the best thing we will ever do.

Oh snails! These great philosophers!

What do you do? Nothing! And I feel good!

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Alain de Botton and our “What do you do?” mania… (1)

We all think having a good job is something good.
But the most important people on the planet were important not for their work.

Imagine your self unemployed.
Imagine your self as an “unfortunate” (not a “loser”), as Botton correctly points out.
Realize your true potential.
Only when you believe your potential is gone.

Is consciousness more important than intelligence? Work. Humans. Doing nothing.

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Until today, high intelligence always went hand-in-hand with a developed consciousness. Only conscious beings could perform tasks that required a lot of intelligence, such as playing chess, driving cars, diagnosing diseases or writing articles.

However, today we are developing new types of non-conscious intelligence that can perform these tasks far better than humans. This raises a novel question: which of the two is really important, intelligence or consciousness?

The conscious experiences of a flesh-and-blood taxi driver are infinitely richer than those of Google’s self-driving car, which feels nothing. But what the system needs from a taxi driver is to bring passengers from point A to point B as quickly, safely and cheaply as possible. And Google’s self-driving car will soon be able to do that far better than a human driver. The same goes for mechanics, lawyers, soldiers, doctors, teachers — and even computer engineers. (1)

It may sound correct, but it is more than but.

Work has always been ideal for machines.
Humans are not made to work.
They are meant to Be.

Dasein.

Our purpose in this world.
Not assembling cars or driving cars.
Every molecule or lifeless matter structure can perform “work”.

As for humans…
They actually do the most,
when they do nothing…