Change Of Human Nature In Our Time

Dr. Michael Laitman1. How will further evolution of the human race take place? How will the crisis and global laws of Nature change our essence? Will the forced transition from egoistic society to an integral model of the world based on mutual guarantee impact only social order or will it also alter the essence and connection between generations?

What kind of world will we end up living in if we manage to connect into one united system that is similar to a living organism? How will our perception of the world’s limitations change?

For that, we have to examine general evolution and its psychological aspect.

2. Protozoan organisms (amoebas), similar to the first simplest creatures on Earth, react to external impacts, but are unable to retain memories or sensations, that is, they do not acquire experience; nor are they able to convey it to future generations.

Comb jellies’ behavior is determined by natural inborn connections; for them, instincts play a tremendous role.

Elementary vertebrates (fish) behave in accordance with hereditary “skills” that were accumulated during their existence. Conservative instincts strictly determine their behavior; they don’t allow them to change their conduct even if it stops being expedient.

3. After exiting water, animals entered a much harsher and diverse environment, and psychological evolution went in two different ways:

  • Complication of hereditary “skills” and instincts (insects and Arthropoda).
  • Acquisition of the ability to develop vital habits during a life cycle, which allowed making adjustments to a changing environment (development of vertebrates, from amphibian to mammals, gradual suppression of the role of instincts, and enhancement of intellectual functions and rational activities (individual experience).

4. Psychological evolution continues on dry land. Its main point is transitioning from stable hereditary habits to acquired skills that are of non-hereditary nature.

The goal of evolution is a human being; the significance of instincts in human life is minimal. Intellect is what’s important because it allows the fast acquisition of multiple habits and knowledge that, in turn, allows physically weak human beings to adjust to a variety of circumstances.

So, the development of the ability to think as well as the transition from “non-thinking” to “thinking” creatures is a result of a more complicated environment. Man emerged after the environment reached its maximum complexity (after a period of abrupt falls in temperatures). Exclusion of man from the animal world happened as a reaction to more complicated and worsened external surroundings. Man continues to improve both intellectually and psychologically; his evolution is still in progress.

6. Today, we see that the changing environment forces us to adhere to closer interaction with the society. Thus we can assume that the future evolution of human psychology will follow a path of consolidation of human features that will be transferred to generations, but not through genetics as with animal instincts, but rather through “external” social memory.

Future generations are the reincarnations of prior generations; they will receive knowledge that they acquired before through the society that preserves this knowledge in its memory, similar to instincts that are transferred from generation to generation in the animal world.

7. The ability to acquire and pass on the information totally depends on the connection of a person with his or her surrounding society. It becomes a person’s inseparable part and is an everlasting source or storage of skills and information from one generation to the next. Moreover, knowledge will be acquired not through mental efforts, but rather to the degree of one’s connectedness with the environment.

But before mutual unity of a person with his environment is established, it is impossible to ascertain his or her prior properties since they can be socially harmful if not used properly.

Consolidation of habits on the level of instincts can be only applied to bestowal, love of others, a positive attitude to socially beneficial work as an immediate need of every individual, a brotherly mind-set between everybody, meaning that we acquired them through our personal correction during prior incarnations.

8. The process of “instinctive” transfer of knowledge to the next generation will allow them to be morally and intellectually higher than the prior generation. It will determine the essence of a new man through his or her harmonious connection with the society and nature. It will outline the formation of a new type of social environment.

Psychological evolution of the future society will allow it to govern its own nature. Educators’ and teachers’ mission will be among the most important ones: They will be the acting power of the society, and they will be responsible for the creation of a new generation.

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