People will never evolve into the creatures that we need to be. It’s a learned process.

According to experts, evolution requires years, maybe millions of years.  Even if it requires only hundreds or thousands of years to take place, it is not nearly quick enough to adapt to the onslaught of changes in the environment.  Case in point, today’s computer/smart phone driven individual who sits behind a desk most of the day, is built no differently than the ones who settled the old west.

They are barely different than the ones who gathered on the hillside to hear Jesus speak.   The point being, don’t look for human beings to evolve into a structure that better handles stresses and challenges that will be occurring more and more rapidly.

By the same token, the capacity of people to innovate is simply amazing. When you consider how things were done 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 years ago, much less 1,000 or 2,000 years ago, the changes that have taken place are mind numbing. No arguments so far, right?

Then explain to me the population of our prisons, the violence in our streets, the poverty of “third world countries”, and the list goes on. We are smart beyond belief, and yet we remain unable to solve fundamental problems that have plagued us for years. Please don’t answer with a government/political solution because it has been made abundantly clear that government is more the problem than the solution. Government did not figure out how to make and fly an aircraft, much less how to make an iPhone.

Having the smarts to create and invent does not seem to be a problem. Having the emotional intelligence to live together as a society of hard-working industrious people does appear to be a problem. Understand what emotional intelligence is. Work to increase your own emotional intelligence. Make emotional education a priority in schools, at home, in our religious institutions, throughout the country.

It’s amazing we have not destroyed ourselves with the smarts to manipulate nuclear fusion, but with no more emotional intelligence than we have. Let’s leave our children’s children a legacy they can thank us for.

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