Where have we been?
There are numerous ways to answer this question. I can talk about how our technology has developed. Or I could possibly share a story of where I’ve been and where I hope to be. However, I feel it would be most productive if I spoke about how we as a species have developed our ideas and prospective. We as a people have been through a lot throughout our years of developing. In the beginning, we were very narrow minded in my opinion, fearing all that we do not know. We also were very conservative, stuck in our old ways, doing whatever our ancestors did. Before, the world was very different. We treated people with a specific skin colour as slaves, while we burned people who were believed to be “witches”. Over history, we see patterns of a specific race coming on top out of all situations. Millions of people died because of believing in a certain god. It’s crazy to think that nations were split into two parts because the colour of our skins. We started wars and caused the death of millions of people because we wanted more “power”. The world we lived in before was full of minds that didn’t have prospective. Fortunately, our world has developed into a new era. An era where people defend each other if a racial slur is said or if someone is targeting a certain type of race. Years ago, people would feel uncomfortable if someone liked someones from the same sex. However, the same conversation if spoken today would be more pleasant. People would be more accepting of your difference, something that we would think would be impossible decades ago.
Where are we going?
As a society, we can alway improve. I think out problems have changed from being obvious to not so obvious. But in the future, will people say that our problems were so obvious even though we think they aren’t? Only time will tell, but I think our minds can always improve. The way we interpret ideas and make decisions can be done in a way that is fair and unbais. The way we take information could also be improved. I believe we are going to a generation where we will focus on external problems such as global warming instead of internal problems like corrupted law enforcements. I can’t really say what we can improve on or where we are going because it isn’t so obvious to me. However, it will be. People sometimes learn from their mistakes, and once we see the mistakes a generation has made, we will improve on them.