Mankind is Dope. (Final)
I am a misanthrope, which for the uninformed, means I have a general dislike for the human race. This is not because I think people are evil, I think people are good, I do. In fact, I believe mankind is dope. But it’s easy to lose sight of that. It’s easy to look at the world and pick out the war, greed, and suffering. It is quite difficult to look at the small things you’ll see every day and attribute it to the collective instead of the individual. The average person sees someone open the door for someone else and thinks “Wow, what a nice person.” They don’t think “Wow, mankind is dope.” People are doing nice shit all the time, and no one ever talks about it! A quote from the deeply intellectual show Futurama comes to mind: “When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.” And that’s really what my whole point breaks down to.
There are a select few people making life difficult for everyone else and we think that they classify as a collective “mankind.” Yes, there has been war all throughout history, and there is still war today. Yes, there will be war in the future, along with a million other horrific things that we will look back at in a million years and wonder how we were just so wrong. Hindsight is 20/20 after all! I don’t know when people will achieve peace and true happiness for the world over, but I know it will happen if we are given enough time. Maybe when we stop giving psychopaths so much power? I think maybe right now, we are not doing so well, but we have the potential to be good. You can see it every day if you look in the right places. Looking at the young, looking at the poor, hell, even looking on the internet. You see people sharing, and people who want to make a difference but don’t know how.
Ay, there’s the rub! With 7 billion people in the world, it is becoming exponentially more difficult to have an impact in the world. People are becoming discouraged, and I’ve personally seen great community leaders shy away from politics because “what could I do?” I think humanity needs to get back to being good people, and I think there is a big push for it coming soon. Just underneath the surface of life’s great kettle, starting to bubble. And I think that’s what convinces me that people are inherently good. No matter how dirty, shitty, and horrible the world gets, people are never going to stop trying to be dope.