What is it that makes Humans, humans?
This question, which is essentially an attempt of our egos to feel differentiated and important, has haunted our philosophers and emperors for eons.
My version of an answer to this question is this: Freedom.
It is the want, or should I say impulse, of Humans to break free of the bondage and anxieties that Nature tortures us with a sadistic zeal.
Our societies, according to my opinion, provide exactly this sanctuary which allows us, to an extent, this freedom.
Our science is all about defeating disease, aging and even the permanency of form and function of our bodies. We can now even fuck with the blueprint which creates life.
Nature made us weak, small and hairless with almost no natural defense from bears, tigers and sabertooths, except for the squishy thing inside our skulls.
And indeed this squishy thing is the only weapon we ever needed.
The success and the growth of Human kind is a GIGANTIC middle finger to whoever thought we were just meat-lollipops for those ferocious big boys roaming in the jungles.
Some may say this impulse of freedom maybe present in ALL animals who live in societies.
But were they successful?
of course not.
Another thing which characterizes, but not differentiates, Humans is the lust for power.
It is this will to dominate not only all the other species in sight, but also the members of its own kind which has helped us reach entirely unseen levels of douchebaggery.
I mean seriously History is ALL about wars, rapes and massacres.
But power and the lust of it arises from insecurities and self-esteem issues which someone is unable to deal with. Why will a person want to enslave another one?
It is the absence of something deep inside us which makes us insufficient and to fill that gap we become conquerors.
It is a tool for our egos to prove to ourselves that we are worth SOMETHING. We have power, hence we are winners, hence we are heroes and hence we are awesome.
It is the same thing which makes men who suck in bed or in their jobs to beat their wives and kids.
But one may say, if the society sets us free, and freedom is who we are then why does this insecurity exist?
Well, society has set us free from the dominatrix ‘Nature’, so as to say.
But it has enslaved us in its own disgustingly special ways.
Poverty, Social norms, the constant threat of violence and the almost imminent annihilation of the world with all those fancy nuclear arsenal we boast about — they are our new enslavers.
All these things are because of the social control, this amazingly fucked-up (and abstract) entity called society exercises on us in the name of maintaining ‘order’.
And that is why I think that rebellion is the only worthwhile thing for an individual to do. Being obedient, being crushed, being tethered to anyone is betraying the essence of being Human.
Freedom is the only path of Human evolution and progress.
And all those people who glorify war, dictatorship and enslavement have just lost the way.