The Psychological Adaptation

Human evolution is the evolutionary process that led to the emergence of anatomically modern humans, beginning with the evolutionary history of primates—in particular genus Homo—and leading to the emergence of Homo sapiens as a distinct species of the hominid family, which includes the great apes.

The Earth went through the Ice Age, Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Humans kept evolving continuously.

Once upon a time, Humans were afraid of fire. Then they started embracing it’s qualities and used it in ways that, at one point, were unimaginable even to them.

And many more such things.

All of this finally led us to here and now.

We are the modern humans. An evolved species.

The things our predecessors were afraid of, we use them to the best of our abilities in order to make our lives easier.

We adapt to all the psychological factors that once worried our ancestors.

Fire, technology, advanced weapons, etc.

But have we really evolved?

Have we really evolved in a way as to not be afraid of anything no matter what? No! We haven’t.

We still believe in mythological stories. We still believe in God and Devil; either of which have never been seen.

We should know that the good (god) and the bad (devil) is all a part of us. We are the god and the devil. We are the good and the bad. But we don’t want to accept the truth.

We keep clinging on to things that are not just because of one emotion; FEAR.

We might have evolved in more ways than one, but we certainly haven’t been able to evolve psychologically if you look at it in an isolated system.

As a species, that has been evolving and developing for more than 2.8 million years, we clearly seem to have evolved psychologically. But when you analyse the same by separating it from the huge system, we are still the same.

We still want to make ourselves feel better. We still want to keep fearing the unknown. We still don’t want to ask questions that should be asked.

On the base level, apart from all the psychological and general evolution that has happened because of what every generation of our species experienced, feared and dealt with, we are still the same people or species that our ancestors were.

Afraid! Scared! Not ready to accept the harsh reality. Cooking up stories without studying and analyzing just to make ourselves feel better.

Categories: Psychology

9 replies

  1. Evolution is certainly a slow process, and sometimes it seems we are going backyards. But when you consider the amazing progress humans have made, over these thousands of years, you can see the truth of it some, but not all though …

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