Rediscovering Our Humanity
“History is ending, because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley. And as the inevitable chaostrophe approaches, people look for metaphors and answers...”
These words, spoken more than 20 years ago by Terence Mckenna, seem to be truer today than ever.
In spite of all the technological advancements, the average standard of living in the West is lower than it was 50 years ago. Life expectancy is going down for the first time in ages, as are children's IQs...
Whether you look at it from the political, financial, social, ecological, or spiritual perspective, it's difficult not to see that we are a culture in decline. More of the same is just not going to work.
What we need is a new vision. A new direction. Let's redefine our purpose here, both as individuals and as a society. Let's rediscover our humanity.
Where are we going? Where do we want to go? What will this planet be like in 20 years? In a 100 years? Or in a 1000 years? And why isn't there a debate about this?
The belief that technology will solve all our problems, as the dominant "transhumanist" culture insists, has brought us to the very edge of collapse. We already have all the technology needed to transform this planet into paradise, and yet there's still so much conflict, poverty, and hunger.
The problems that we face are not technological in essence. They are spiritual. What is needed is more connection, more harmony, more love. Turning back to nature in order to find our own true nature.
Does that mean we should completely discard all technology and go back to the stone age, as the "anarcho-primitivists" suggest? Even if this was doable, where's the guarantee that we wouldn't eventually find ourselves at the exact same spot as we are now?
No, we can make use of what our ancestors have developed, while at the same time realizing that the way to reach our fullest potential is to embrace simplicity and focus our attention inward. This is where true happiness comes from.
In the words of terence Mckenna, "The mystery is in the body and the way the body works itself into nature."
There is so much to explore right here, without even making a single step. Our bodies are hidden treasures of infinite riches...
And how does all of this relate to Jungle Pants?
Redefining the essence of what it means to be human, influencing the collective culture... This is what EJP is really about. Sure, the pants are comfy and nice, but they're only a tool to promote certain values, and hopefully a symbol of a new human renaissance.
So, if this message resonates with you, please help it spread by liking, sharing, commenting...
Also, check out the new collection of Jungle Pants, and consider getting a pair or two. They're probably the most comfortable thing you'll ever wear. Plus, you help this project grow.
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