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I miss morphine. They took it away from me. Bastards.
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I really did not expect feedback.
As I have worked my whole life in IT I have never, before now, attempted any kind of writing which could be interpreted as poetry.
Last night, I could not sleep with lots personal things going in my life and thus I penned this post in my tiredness to try and distract myself from my personal reality.
I appreciate your comments and will take on-board your subtle (un-Nam like) opinion that I should not give up the day job.
Dante I live in Canada. Canada is not really a religious country unlike US.
So far all of the highly successful people I have seen here tend not to go to Church.
Well, I wonder. What would be the impetus to improve paradise? Where would the dissatisfaction come from that would inspire the sheeple to do anything but run around naked and eat oranges. First of all, that what most people would do today if they had a choice, and secondly, you have to realize that non-curious folks aren't likely to dream up iPods. Or even primitive stone knives.
Civilization arose out of farming, something that wouldn't be needed in paradise
It is conflict that creates the need to protect the group and it is power-seeking that caused civilizations to arise.
Living in a paradise with perfect weather, there would be no need not only for clothes, but for shoes or anything else that might protect one from the environment.
Without work to do, there would be no need for cities.
Humans would simply not have any reason to do any of those things because the complete lack of conflict
You are looking at the situation from a post-eden POV. One where you know good and bad, you know what you like and what you dislike, you know what you want and what you don't want. But if the tree that supposedly gave humans knowledge of conflicting thoughts and deeds was never touched, humans would simply know nothing about anything other than their already perfect state, and hence wouldn't be inspired to improve their situation, because they would have no way of imagining how to make things better. They would be living in paradise already. How do you improve on that. Especially when you are ignorant of anything but the only perfection you've ever known.
I contend that without the fall, whoever existed now, be it only Adam and Eve or billions of people, they would still be running around naked in eden, blissfully unaware of both war and music, blissfully unaware of work and politics, unaware of education, and ignorant of most anything but the simple life they would be living. In a world where nobody had ever even stubbed a toe, the human need to make things better would never be activated.
So you sort of need to agree with me. When we don't know what is good and what is evil, we can't make choices, we can't act, we can't make decisions, we can't be aware of any conflicts, because we know nothing.
Hey, maybe you know, Jst. If the A&E story is true, is there any way I can send them a thank you card?