With all the technological advances and the scientific breakthroughs that we are currently experiencing it can give people the illusion that we actually know a lot more than we do.
We have learnt language, created social structures and have social norms which feel very much real and legitimate. But have only become a reality because we created them.
Things have changed a hell of a lot over just the last few years, and things that are a reality in our current world will cease to exist and perhaps be obsolete within our lifetime.
Human beings are getting more intelligent in certain ways, but we seem to ignore the spiritual disconnect that is prevalent in western society.
We have the technology to be healthy, but not the connection to the activities that will get us there and as a result people are a lot unhealthier now than they have ever been.
Psychologically we know more about the human mind than we ever have before, yet more children suffer from mental health problems than ever before, most people experience mental health problems at some point in their life and many live their entire lives in a constant state of unhappiness.
With social media, the internet and most people having constant contact with mobile phones we are more connected than ever.
Yet the lack of physical contact is creating an emotional disconnect. There are good people ridiculing others behind their screens, people liking more things online than they ever could like in real life and empty words being shared through text messages to people you ignore in your home.
As a human race we have come very far and I am in no way a pessimist who thinks we cannot collectively connect and learn more about ourselves and the world we live in. But I do think that not everything is scientifically verifiable and there are some things in the world that we will not be able to put under a microscope and study.
Socrates once said “I know one thing: that I know nothing” Which to me translates to- Nobody Knows Jack Shit About What’s Going On.
In this video Terrance McKenna tells us why Nobody Knows Jack Shit About What’s Going On