Shelters of minds for bullets of fools
- 18 July 2016
- Posted by: Change the World
- Category: Change the World Experience
by Larabella Myers,
Boom: a bullet from a machine gun pierces the brain. In the few moments just before the body becomes a slab of raw meat: “Coca cola!”, the beastly cry from a nihilist and inertial wored.
Euphoria: summer sales at Primark, buying the latest model of a fashionable gadget, on the adolescential sense of freedom given by leaving a family which doesn’t satisfy our desire of supremacy.
Desperation: lifeboats from a sinking home, holding the limbs of a dead son, the end of our favorite TV series.
Fear: fear of hights, aracnophobia, fear of the middle-eastern guy on the bus, of the calories in a McDonald’s hamburger, fear of Germany, or of the fruit and veg van approaching towards me as I cross the road.
Anger, hate. Feelings that cradle and discombobulate our planet.
Throughout history our world has changed and its people have played a vital role in making this happen. Intelligence is the human ability of observing what happens around oneself, understanding the mechanisms that move such phenomenon and subsequently being able to manipulate them and use them to pursue one’s goals. Fate is nothing but the ensemble of all human intelligences and natural events that collide generating a deviation in the sequence of events through time, which again triggers the development of new ideas.
In the stone age, it was important to be strong in order to hunt animals and sexual attractive to procreate and continue the species, but it wasn’t until someone came up with the idea that if they farmed animals they could not only have a secure availability of meat, but also milk and wool, and that it was better to grow plants rather than picking fruits until they eventually finished, that mankind could actually develop and grow. The world had been changed by man, the world is now better thanks to a human idea.
If a child dreams of changing the word he might be laughed at, considered naïve; if an adult dreams of changing the world he might be considered daft, presumptuous, tyrannical. What we often don’t realize or forget is that the human brain is the strongest resource, the most powerful weapon, even more than gunpowder, than nuclear power, than social media.