If we could see each others thoughts

The thinking goes that our ancestors millions of years ago evolved to have an ability to think about the past and future which made it possible for us to predict dangerous situations, or remember past events which harmed our people. And that today this gift is mostly a curse as it leaves us constantly shifting our thoughts from the past to the future. And this doesn’t leave much time to think about the present. We lose our focus in this teetering of then and when, never now. Which definitely is true, finding a centered state of mind is something the vast majority of humans leave for the monks, nuns, surfers, and brain surgeons, well at least some of them. It only lasts for short moments after intense preparation, and only during the moment of execution. The rest of the time we’re all just a bunch of fog heads really. Too deep in the ideas of what may happen, what did happen, and we are only able to wipe our asses, to chew our food without biting off our tongue, to make proper sentences, (I still can’t do this) because we memorize things, we learn actions, expected responses in conversation, and we do the expected with some muscle memory and the comfort of knowing that after a moment of focusing on the now, we can get back to thinking into some other place and time.

Imagine what the world would be like if we could see a little screen above our heads, constantly flickering the images, words, scenes, and sounds that are passing through their mind as they go on about their lives semi-consciously about us. Some of us would go to jail, others would lose our jobs, certainly many awkward moments would occur – “excuse me sir maybe you should come back a little later when your thoughts have passed… And then there would be beauty. Thoughts of childhood, loved ones, wishes & hopes, the lighter more approachable side of people that would bring us closer, have a more sensitive touch with each other, and find more common bonds. It’s a world I would enjoy for a day, though perhaps too intense to be in for long periods of time, lest we all just learn to zone out each others thoughts, and to clear our minds of anything too personal until we believe ourselves to be alone.

What is the Perfect Human?

Does it wake at 7am, beginning the day with 10 minutes of yoga, drink a mug of green tea and then a short pause for meditation? After reading some poetry and making a simple healthy, sustainable breakfast, does it go for a hike, or climb a very tall tree… something similar to the quest of a hunter gatherer?

When it defecates, does it squat? To clean, if by shower will it only use cold water? Speaking of water, how does the human use water sustainably? Is all the water from the sink, toilet, and shower pipes recycled? How is its energy generated? Are there a super powerful solar panels on its roof that can absorb 200X more energy from sunlight than current photovoltaic solar panels?

How does it get exercise? Does it lift weights or go running? Or do resistance workouts? Does it ever sit down? Or is it always in motion?

Where is its social life coming from? Does it read books? Or listen to audio? Or perhaps communicate telepathically? How about sex life? Is it in a monogamous relationship? Does it live in a congested city or a spread out village? Perhaps completely alone in the wilderness?

How often does the perfect human eat? Is it even eating or does it take pills, and do jaw and digestion work outs to mimic the experience and loads on the body of eating and digesting food? Does the perfect human drive a car? Or ride a bike? Or use a public transportation system? Maybe it flies with a jetpack? Maybe it rarely leaves its home except when on foot, or longer journeys for regularly scheduled mental development outings.

Does it take care of it’s food production? Or spend time on a nearby farm supporting the local agriculture? Maybe the perfect human has invented means of food production that don’t have the same flaws that our current methods do, faster, cleaner.

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Humans have come a long way from hunting animals and living in caves to survive. They’ve evolved as all other species beyond many flaws of the mammals they descended from. But along the way they got a little too comfortable, and made a lot of new processes and devices that are shortening how much longer they can sustain their own species, and making their time while alive less enjoyable, not to mention cramping the lives of thousands of other species in the process if not simply running them off the face of the earth all together.

A perfect human would in theory, not have a negative impact on the ecosystem it lived in. Its lifestyle would have a net positive result on its own physique, instead of deforming its body, it would be in constant state of equilibrium. The food it produced would be healthy, and not leave a scar on land and atmosphere.

Humans’ pursuit for life, liberty, and happiness, should include the pursuit of sustainable living for themselves and the environment around them. Everyone drop should drop their latte, turn off the TV, and start to look at life as a jigsaw puzzle, one that has been thoroughly scrambled, which only comes together solved when all the things we do, come from sustainable sources, and leave the planet better than it was before we were smart enough to muck it up.