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Are You The Last Man or a Superman?

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According to Zarathustra (1883 – 1891), an ancient Iranian prophet, there are two main types of men: the Superman and the Last man.

Zarathustra defines the superman as he who lives dangerously by embracing change and taking large risks. The Superman believes that growth cannot come without change, and despite knowing that change is risky, he embraces it because he knows that change results in growth.

Also, the superman is ready to overcome his animal desires and does not live under the will of politicians or the society. He sets high goals and embarks on a journey to achieve them without fearing whether he will succeed or not.

On the other hand, the last man is in love with instant gratification. He likes spending his money on the pleasures of life. He does not think by himself because he lets politicians, and the society think on his behalf. Therefore, he does not have a will because he lives under the will of other people. He fears change and taking risks: therefore, his life is stagnant because, without the two things, one’s life cannot grow.

The last man likes complaining, and he thinks that it is the will of God for him to suffer. He likes to be a follower and not a leader. He has big dreams but does nothing about them. He dreams of owning big businesses but he chases after security.

When Zarathustra finished telling people about the difference between the Superman and the last man, the crowd yelled that they would like to be the last man. This is the man many modern men prefer to be. A large percentage of people are the last men. They succumb to worldly pleasures and chase after security and a social image.

Who are you? Are You the Last Man or a Superman.
I AM A SUPERMAN

TYPE, I AM A SUPERMAN in the comment box below if you believe you are extraordinary.

Information borrowed from Thus Spoke Zarathustra Youtube Video, from one of my best youtube channels: Academy of Ideas. You can find more information about The Academy-of-ideas at academyofideas.com

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Three Amazing Factors That Prove God is Highly Interested in the Continuation of All Living Things

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N/B – In the article, I use the terms, ‘God’ and ‘him’ to refer to The Creator/Infinite Intelligence/The Universe/The Source of All Things.

While meditating on the relationship between God and the physical world, it dawned on me that God is highly interested in all living things and ‘he’ can’t live without them.

He thus programmed living things in the following ways to ensure their continuity.

He programmed most living things to:

1.Fear Death

Many living things, including us, are programmed to fear death. For this reason, we run for our lives when we face death although we don’t know what will happen after we die.

Everything could have gone extinct if all creatures never feared death. The Creator thus ensured most creatures survive by making them fear death, and avoid it when possible.

2.Love Mating

The Creator could have designed sex to be the most boring thing on earth. After all, he can do anything. However, he made sex a pleasurable activity to make many living things want to engage in it. Besides, he designed the sexual urge to be so irresistible to many creatures that some kill each other and risk injury for sex.

Sex is unavoidable, and individuals who abstain for long periods suffer from cardiovascular diseases, stress, and a weak immune system. Some creatures, for instance, dogs become very aggressive if you deny them their right to mate. Besides this, even if you try to abstain, the sexual urge will make you desire sex. This urge wants you to preserve the human species.

If God could not have designed sex to be irresistible, all living things could have abstained from it, and the abstinence would have led to their extinction. For this reason, sex was meant to ensure the continuation of all living things.

3.To Be Harsh With Their Young

Many creatures are designed to fiercely protect their young. The Creator programmed animals to be protective with their young to ensure the continuation of all species. Many creatures would have gone extinct if their parents never protected them fiercely.

Concluding Remarks

With this in mind, it’s clear that God treasures our survival so much that he doesn’t allow extinction. He could have allowed the extinction of all living things to happen a long time ago if he wanted, but he avoids doing so because he treasures the physical world. Maybe he can’t survive without us because he deeply loves us or he is us.

What’s your opinion on this topic? Why do you think God is highly interested in the continuation of all living things?

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The Top 6 Major Ways Modern Society is Killing Creativity

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All human beings are highly creative. Infinite Intelligence blessed us with a powerful mind that can create beautiful art, and solve all our problems. However, despite having a powerful mind, most individuals are not creative because the modern society is killing creativity by:

1.Promoting the Myth of the Starving Artist

Modern society loves promoting the idea that creative people especially writers, painters, and musicians earn low incomes.  For this reason, there are many memes on the internet that show how artists are struggling to make ends meet. The idea of the starving artist has killed creativity since it prevents people from pursuing artistic careers.  Besides, it has resulted in parents not enrolling children in art classes hence killing their children’s creative abilities at an early age.

2.Encouraging School

The modern society encourages everybody to attend school without knowing its disastrous effects on creativity. School promotes the idea of ‘one right answer,’ which kills creativity by preventing students from thinking outside the box. Moreover, school kills creativity by promoting logic and rationality.

3.Promoting the Ego

‘Creativity is a matter of receptiveness and recognition. This cannot happen if you’re convinced that the world revolves around you.’ – Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

Today, most TV shows, movies, and songs promote the ego by making us obsessed with feelings of self-importance. These feelings make artists obsessed with pursuing glory instead of concentrating on improving their creative skills. Besides, the feelings make us too proud to be willing to learn from others even though learning boosts creativity.

4.Promoting the ‘Busy Myth’

Today, many people believe busyness is a sign of seriousness and future success. For this reason, most of us act or keep ourselves busy without realizing that busyness kills creativity as it leads to mental fatigue, and results in us lacking the time for mental relaxation practices such as, the art of doing nothing and meditation, which are essential for creativity.

5.Technology

Although internet technology boosts creativity because it increases access to information, it has also limited creativity as it makes people to look for solutions from websites instead of formulating their own solutions. Moreover, it has resulted in information overload, which hinders creativity by causing mental overload. Besides the internet technology, most types of technology limit creativity because they occupy our time and prevent us from performing creative activities such as reading, painting, writing, and singing. 

6.Encouraging People to Focus on Money

Money is good because it increases our comfort levels. However, focusing too much on it forces us to work in jobs we hate hence killing our creative abilities. It’s impossible to be creative when working in a job we hate because creativity requires passion and inspiration.

Conclusion

The above, and many other factors that modern society promotes explain why modern people are becoming less creative. We thus have to discourage them and embrace the factors that improve creativity because our future depends on creativity.

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