Exactly! What other incentive does nature provide for all living things to evolve? Humans have reached the pinnacle of sapience and, as a result, have a comprehensive understanding of the world and universe.

Evolution is an axiom. Therefore, humans feel the need to identify a purpose for their existence. People define the meaning of life by cultural practices and customs and arbitrary inclinations based on how they perceive the world.

It's like an existential infection that we're born into.

If one human motivation best describes our species, it is the acquisition of resources, the only tangible assets required for survival and to foster a meaningless evolution in the vastness of the cosmos.

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Because they cannot understand the relevance of philosophy, let alone share the implications of different theoretical perspectives, people assume we are pretentious or pseudointellectuals. People who like academic interests find contentment in conversation with others who can stimulate their knowledge. Machiavelli stated, "There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.

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Outside, a single brave ray of sunshine emerges through the pressing uneasiness of the clouds flocking inside our minds.

But within, the tempest rage without mercy, abandoning and leaving us with an insatiable hunger and an unquenchable thirst. Nothing is more visceral than the searing tension that chars our bodies and leaves embers of who we once were.

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Christopher Jacob Gil

Christopher Jacob Gil

Come as you are. Passionate about psychology, philosophy, and theology. International Association of Professional Writers and Editors 2x award-winner.