Mostly Harmless - part I (shameless homage and pastiche of Douglas Adams, Jorge Luis Borges and Harlan Ellison)

domingo, 13 de dezembro de 2009

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Change and human beings

It is a commonly held assumption that human beings do not change. Either because they are as stubborn as a cat chasing a mouse at a Mexican bordertown while being tailed by three very angry and very scarred cartel members or because the essence of humanity is that of trying as hard as possible not to change under the circumstances of everchangeness, this assumption has been held for aeons, and it does not seem likely that it will ever drop out of fashion.

Se cair, será porque alguém se esqueceu de inventar uma nova moda intelectual e, nesse momento, todo o universo entrará em contracção, porque se provou que os seres humanos, na verdade, mudam.

It is a rather trivial occurrance that human beings, in not changing under any circumstances, estão sempre a mudar et tout le temps combattent contre cette change. It could be said that it is their destiny to change and fight against it with all their strenght. This of course would be moot if one should make a point of not believing in destiny, which would render world religions in themselves moot and make academics and priests the world over either suicidal or rather angry.

In all its triviality, this occurrance generally comes at a cost for these rather interesting primates. In failing to deal with their own shortcomings and face their own everchangeness, they tend to become like the aforementioned academics and priests, only without a sense of targeted anger: as they age, they lose their sense of targeted acuteness and become self-perceived shells of a mostly harmless existence.

Ora, isto decorre do facto de que os seres humanos, em geral, detestam o desconhecido como os chineses detestam o número quatro.

It is commonly assumed that humanity will evolve.

But there is scarce evidence that we feel better today than when we were being pounded by thunderstorms in the Calcolithic age or in the event of an Aztec invasion of 16th century Europe, an event which would have led Isaac Newton to ponder more deeply on whether to let such a valuable fruit go just to prove something that required no proof at all.

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