Musing to Hell: SURVIVALISM
My hatred for conformity has been apparent to both my co-workers and my family since that’s something I (excuse me) simply can’t abide by, since it makes my life a little more difficult than it should be. I was quite spellbound upon reading this article at Sprinting to Hell about the subject of humanity and it’s leanings toward conformity.
What good thing could come from having a human species consisting of 90% sheep and 10% sheep dogs?
Let’s see… Copycats and rebellion, last time I checked and people who really should open their eyes in ways of discrimination. I find that dressing up differently compared to everyone else does this.
Well what if this conformist to individualist ratio we find in humans is part of a greater purpose? What if it is a subconscious self protection mechanism that has been instilled in mankind to benefit our species as a whole, a form of swarm intelligence that allows our species to survive?
If it were the days of the cavemen or colonizing, I would say it’s a great survival mechanism, but those days are over; what we’re seeing are remnants of it. The positive side is that it promotes the illusion of order because Man can’t cope very well when he is alone in the chaos and everything happens to fall down on his head like a ton of bricks and not much people are Discordians anyway 😛 But, on the negative it promotes something that says, “I can’t think for myself because of the lack of independence.” I’ve yet to see a nation or a group of people embracing a freethinker’s way of life.