ZetaTalk: Human Condition
Note: written by Jul 15, 1995
The human condition, on Earth at this time, is deliberately one of confusion. We will examine several situations that may help to clarify the issues at play.
- First, humans desire security. The human condition is insecure. From birth, or particularly at birth, the human is acutely aware of its insecure position. Nude,
tiny, unable to navigate, utterly dependent on others. The human infant wants to dominate those it is dependent upon. It is natural for the human to want to
dominate its environment. The human wants to control the climate, the seasons. Homes are structured to provide summer warmth year round. Food is grown
or at least provided as though harvest season were year round. Storms have no effect, nor do catastrophes have effect. There is social security, the umbrella
of government aid. Floods and hurricanes are but another reason to open the government coffers. All this is evidence that the human wants to dominate its
- Second, the desire to dominate goes outside of inanimate factors. The human wants to dominate the other humans in its vicinity. Starting with the infant's
desire to dominate its mother, all her attention, and on to the stage of public opinion, the human desires to be the focus of attention. The infant wants its cry
to bring immediate attention. The adult want its comments to bring rapt attention from others in the conversation group. No difference. Those who can
command attention will get their needs met - so goes the logic. The infant displaced by a younger sibling is insecure, as it is no longer the focus of attention.
- Third, love comes into play. Love, or empathy, is something felt at an early age. Empathy is not an emotion reserved for the intelligent, sentient being alone.
Love and empathy are felt by all forms of life, even plant life, to some degree. It is a factor of life. It is intrinsic to life. Love and empathy pull the human into a
conflict situation with its desire for security, to be the center of attention. Decisions are made to share the spotlight, to share resources. These decisions vary
greatly, among humans. Some humans consider others on the same plane as the self. Other humans rarely, if ever, consider others, and never on the same
plane as the self.
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