The perennial ego of huMANity is pernicious. We expend so much collective blood, sweat, and tears on futile, unsustainable endeavors which are inapposite to the enrichment of human life. We are so far removed from the natural world of which we are an indelible part; our ego and misguided notions of dominance of nature propel us farther and farther from the mode of existence for which we have been exquisitely adapted. Not that I’m advocating abandoning progress in favor of primitivism; I would simply prefer to experience a more thoughtful and intentional approach towards human existence, progress, and society. So many people live their lives without self-examination, under delusions propagated by the dominant paradigms (patriarchy, capitalism, religion), not only denying themselves an authentic existence, but mindlessly perpetrating harm to their human brothers and sisters, to future generations, and to the planet which is the source of all life.