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Most people can’t see what’s wrong with humanity in the 21st century

I need to be honest with you.

I’m confused about the state of the world we’re living in.

You see, on the one hand we’ve created technology that has drastically improved living standards all around the world. We’re even on the cusp of colonizing other planets. Violence has apparently never been so low.

We’re told that this is the pinnacle of human achievement and that things will keep on getting better.

Yet when I look around and connect with other people, I regularly find a kind of internal violence. Anxiety and depression have reached epidemic proportions, especially in societies that are most enjoying increases in living standards.

We’ve created a social media grid that helps us spread ideas almost at the speed of light. Yet we’re seeing the problem of fake news. We don’t know what to believe anymore.

It’s easier for illusions to take control of our minds in this current context. I’m really worried about this.

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We need a new way of thinking about ourselves, about who we are and how we relate to each other.


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Our predominant ways of thinking are not really serving the purpose of human beings in the twenty-first century.

This is why I’ve created my own YouTube channel. It’s a place to engage in a series of reflections on the human condition — on who we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re headed. There’s a particular focus on the role of ideas in the human journey.

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Written by Justin Brown

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. I'm passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

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