Success of Humanity

Eventually, every person living on Earth will care about the success of humanity – why not start today?

The success of humanity. What is it? How is it achieved? These two questions control the arc of our story. The very least we must do is ask the questions. What would it look like for humanity to “succeed?”

Common responses range from the cosmic (“we must outlive the sun”) to the social (“we must learn to stop violence”) to the individual (“we must forgive the past”). Those destinations are clear, and there are many more ideas out there. Even by just reading these questions and thinking about your own answers, you increase the likelihood of the success of humanity – so thanks, already, for contributing!

It is essential that we devote thought time to the success of humanity. The more we think about it, the better our chances are of achieving it. We realize the success of our descendants, a million years into the future – and learn each day how they made it work. Each page of this site asks a question that will help pave the narrative of the discussion.

Equal Standing

We all have the same stake in this enterprise called humanity. It’s sometimes hard to accept, but that doesn’t mean it is wrong. If you can believe this, even for just a moment, it is one step closer to the success of humanity. Our experience is individual, but we all share our human brain and the human condition. We are all right here, right now.

Thought Time

It’s hard to imagine the total quantity of thought time available to humanity. Each moment, billions of thoughts and intentions make up the space – sometimes a thought or experience induces fear, while other times, there follows love. Our thoughts are often steered by wishes or objectives, but we can also consciously focus on something.

Always Healing

One of our greatest tools is life’s capacity for healing. Life possesses a strong healing mechanism that allows it to flourish for a considerable length of time. It is happening on a microscopic level, but can also be seen in the cosmos and consciousness itself. The ability for an organism or cell, state of mind, or relationship to heal is an idea worth contemplating.

Forward Position

Many of us know the feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing a to-do list. Or maybe the important thing is not the accomplishment, rather where that brings you: the feeling that you have the past resolved and can enjoy the present moment. And yes, this is just a fancy phrase for tying up loose ends – what is on humanity’s big to-do list? Better yet, what’s on your to-do list? Now imagine all of those things done – that is forward position!

Call for Thought

The current call for thought is for papers on this subject: How politics and government can support the success of humanity

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


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