Probably a slow slide toward complete self destruction.
It seems that we are stuck in almost permanent crisis as the human race. But it is important to remember what a tiny and insignificant part of the everything we are. We are not some international franchise in the context of it all. We're more like one lone little village shop. Human civilization is the briefest of chapters in the story of this Earth which itself is a small part of a single solar system. Human civilization has been around for about 5000 years of this planets 4.53 billion years, so that is about one 90 millionth of the history of this earth. Our planet is one of 9 in our solar system. Our solar system is one of a potential one hundred billion solar systems with in our galaxy and our galaxy is just one of a probable one hundred billion galaxies. So, we are one 90 millionth of one 9th of one hundred billionth of one hundred billionth of everything.
But does that make us insignificant? It makes us insignificant from the perspective of the universe, but what perspective is that? We are not the universe. We our selves. And we are humans. And from that perspective, we are important.
In the same way, in the context of all humanity and from the perspective of all humanity neither you nor I are important. But from the perspective of ourselves we are very much very important indeed thank you very much so there and stuff ok! Why would you care about what's going on in my life? I guess, maybe if I can look beyond myself I could make my experiences relevant to your experiences. But it's hard to see the bigger picture. Even if you're a big thing. Even if you're some international franchise. I've been trying to franchise Bread and Circuses, I've been talking to some people at www.franchisecompany.co.uk about it. But I'm not sure if it makes sense.
Ah well. We can keep trying. Like a blind man trying to get a packet of crisps from an ATM machine. It may be futile, but we just don't have the faculties to know any better.
That's all we all are. Blind men trying to get crisps from an ATM. It's not a vending machine. And it never will be...