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The Inherited Megalomania Syndrome!

Washington DC Area April 20, 2023

The Beginning.

The Earth started forming 4.56 billion years ago. I took another 1 billion years before the first life developed on this planet, from prokaryotes to eukaryotes as the first two cell organism.

Life started from the water because the earth did not have an ozone layer at this time to protect molecules from destruction. Life developed slowly but continuously in many epochs through a variety of creatures in an organized fashion.

Nature had a building signature with its capability to adapt to new conditions. These building signatures are fascinating elements and some have been copied in modern technologies.

2 million to 0.5 million years ago, from the Great Ape ancestors, Orangutans, and Gorillas, and from the common ancestor of hominids, Chimpanzees, Paranthropus, Australo-Pithecus, and the genus Homo developed.

The Homo group itself developed over time into Home lnudolfensis, Homo habilis, (“handyman”) Home ergaster, Homo erectus, and finally became Homo sapiens. 

Homo sapiens exist on this planet for around about 500.000 years, which is just a flash of the Earth’s life.

The first humans found in Africa were of the genus Homo and may have been Homo habilis or Homo erectus. Geological and paleontological evidence suggests that eastern Africa was one of the earliest regions where human life evolved.

Neanderthals appeared on Earth about 400,000 years ago and lived mainly in Europe and Central Asia. However, they were also found in parts of North Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

They lived mainly in cold and temperate climates and adapted to harsh conditions by developing tools and weapons to hunt animals and exploit their environment.

Modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens, are subspecies of Homo sapiens) separated from other human species about 200,000 years ago, and developed advanced technologies such as fire, language, and writing.

These are the only surviving members of the genus Homo and are the only known species of the family Hominidae today.

A movement started inhabiting other regions of the planet and establishing different cultures.

Modern humans were endowed with curiosity that helped them explore new conditions, they developed an instinct, which translated into learned knowledge for longterm survival strategies. If they were successful, they could use it as personal power to dominate the region or other cultures.

The Holocene Changed to The Anthropocene.

Some of the known earliest civilizations, like Egypt and Sumer, have been established around 5000 BCE (Before the Common Era).

As understood today, modern humans actively interacted even before that time (~10,000 years before our time) with nature to gain advantages for their survival by developing new techniques to succeed. They harvested more than they actually needed. This was the nucleus of the megalomania to be superior to others and to expand one’s own power. Thus conflicts were pre-programmed, which unfortunately later also led to wars.

Until today, we carry this inherited megalomania syndrome to demonstrate our power with the illusionary belief of unlimited resources and prosperity.

History proves many of these interactions as they first built their empire and later explored new lands and cultures for power.

Europeans discovered all continents, unfortunately not always for the benefit of discovery. They appropriated what they found to increase their wealth at the expense of the inhabitants or their cultural values.

As an example, Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, and the Spaniards enriched themselves with new crops such as potatoes and tomatoes and new lands for profit, bringing epidemics to the newly conquered land and thus destroying the indigenous population and later the Mayan culture by behaving like vandals.

Later, modern humans dramatically changed the world through massive industrial processes, wars, and the exploitation of resources with deliberate neglect of the consequences for nature.

The Romans at their time already recognized that they overused resources to build their empire. Remarkably, it’s now over 2,000 years ago. Have we learned anything?

Nature is our indispensable ally for survival on this planet, otherwise, we cannibalize ourselves.

The climate, as part of nature, sends us corresponding signals of our actions. It works as the principle of cause and effect. By recognizing the effect, we can make changes so that the risk does not become an undesirable event for us.

How do we deal with our inherited megalomania syndrome? Is there a treatment, or a medication available?

YES! Just use your common sense, learn from history, and realize that all of our resources on Earth were supplied by a one-time shipment from stars 4.5 billion years ago and there was no renewal agreement to supply more resources later. We got what we have received, and those resources are all finite. The more we use them, the sooner they will be gone forever.

Today we produce, buy and then waste too much of what we actually need. Our focus must project a life with sustainable living conditions for many generations to come. We have to use our knowledge and capabilities and change to renewable energy resources with no exceptions.

The adherence to our inherited megalomania syndrome and the suppression of common sense do not bring us further, but only accelerate the life-hostile conditions on our paradise planet.

There is no other planet in the universe, which is attainable for resettlement, we should better respectfully deal with what we have inherited tax-free and preserve the conditions for the best future living conditions.

As a global society, we have the knowledge and the means to strive for and establish more sustainable prosperity in the long term.

The good thing is that climate gives us a global answer that we can use for global action. World leaders must commit to the scientific evidence on a global scale and act now! Sure, our future will be different, but more magnificent, enjoying new life values we have never experienced before.

No single country has the power and the means to make the necessary global change on its own. We need a global interest to move forward successfully. When necessary, nature employs a cooperative strategy because it knows that a group of species has a better chance of survival than a single one. This is called swarm intelligence, applied by ants, fish, and birds, for example. We need to do the same. Those who learn from past mistakes are smarter than the rest of the herd and will survive and thrive in the future.

Reject the inherited megalomania syndrome and replace it with scientific knowledge and the latest findings. Every single person has a built-in genetic survival DNA signature to adapt quickly and successfully to unavoidable and foreseeable new conditions. Use it, it’s your survival strategy. The faster, the less painful it will get.

The Choice Is Yours!

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Peter Keuter is an independent writer, and his views are not affiliated with any company or political party.

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