You are here: Home » Society » The Flaws of Humanity 1: Instant Satisfaction

The Flaws of Humanity 1: Instant Satisfaction

Humanity is complex. And at the same time, humanity is very simple. We are a huge collection of a single species, yet we thrive on killing and fighting against one another. We are the most intelligent animal ever to populate this Earth (so far), yet we never learn from out mistakes. We spend our days watching Television, cruising the internet, talking about nothing of importance and partaking in pointless social rituals, while our lives dwindle away. We are a very confusing species. And here is one man’s opinion on why.

Humanity is complex. And at the same time, humanity is very simple. We are a huge collection of a single species, yet we thrive on killing and fighting against one another. We are the most intelligent animal ever to populate this Earth (so far), yet we never learn from out mistakes. We spend our days watching Television, cruising the internet, talking about nothing of importance and partaking in pointless social rituals, while our lives dwindle away. We are a very confusing species. And here is one man’s opinion on why.

Part One: Instant Satisfaction/Gratification

Human beings want to be satisfied. That, supposedly, is the purpose of our lives: to seek wisdom, happiness, and, in short, satisfaction. Just look around. Televisions, game consoles, movies, music, books, microwave-able food, computers, the internet…..All were created and serve the purpose of satisfying you.

We are also, with the rise of industrialization, modernization, nano-technology and the internet, extremely impatient. We have grown to expect not only satisfaction, but instant satisfaction. Because of how advanced and fast technology has become, we have gotten used to getting exactly what we want right now. We are spoiled. Fat and spoiled.

But it’s not as if humans haven’t always been this way. Human beings, by nature, like to deal with the present, and forget about both past and future. We don’t like to think long-term, don’t like to think about the consequences of our actions. We have to force ourselves to do that. We act on instinct, on emotions and irrationality. Think about how you react whenever you hear about anything: you feel an emotion. Some sort of feeling is awakened within you. And you react based on that emotion.

For as long as humans have existed, we have reacted with emotion and without thinking about the past or future. The best example of this would be war. War does absolutely nothing but prove who can kill the enemy faster. It solves absolutely nothing, has absolutely nothing to do with whatever the people are fighting over, and is simply an emotional, irrational and temporary solution to a problem. But we’ve been partaking in them since Adam and Eve, so it’s apparent that humans have always acted on emotion and impatience.

5
Liked it
User Comments
  1. Justa Feelin

    On March 11, 2009 at 7:51 pm


    Any Body have the feeling sumthin bigs gonna happen

  2. brendan

    On May 14, 2009 at 11:37 am


    you have a pretty clear outlook on humanity. Just a word of advise though, try your best to enjoy the world around you, humanity isn’t always directly connected with the environment. appreciate it while you still can.

  3. brendan

    On May 14, 2009 at 11:39 am


    BTW I’m using your article for one of my synthesis essays in lit class! be proud lol

  4. donald

    On November 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm


    Your article is fabulous. To make it better, you could have used spell check at least. And Although before I read your article I didn’t necesarily aggree with the War part, the philosophy is deep. We are spoiled, and mislead by our short-term desires.

Post Comment
Powered by Powered by Triond
-->