Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain.  The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs (Nikola Tesla).  “The harnessing of human nature to human needs”.  Human nature has both good and bad qualities.  In order to advance society the need to use human nature–good and bad–for the benefit of society instead of for selfish gain is a challenge.  I do believe our gifts, talents, and skills are the very things that make up our weaknesses, bad traits, and more negative qualities–like two sides to the same coin.  Therefore, even our bad traits (which some would call curses) can be used for good if property controlled and mind fully engaged.  If I, for example, and talented as a helper, this can be a bad thing if over done to the point of interfering, enabling, or looking down on another person.  Compassion misused becomes pity.  While compassion treats another as an equal, pity looks down on another as being lower or inferior.  Confidence can become arrogance if left unchecked.  The ability to make sound financial decisions can turn into greed.  The skill of leadership can become oppressive authoritarianism.  On and on we can provide examples of how a good trait can become a bad trait if it becomes out of control.  Human nature does have wonderful qualities (love, empathy, ingenuity, perseverance, and altruism).  On the other hand human nature has a dark side (jealousy, manipulation, exploitation, stubbornness, and superiority).  If we all could have as a common goal the betterment of all humans no matter what, the human race could accomplish great and wonderful things.  Alas, most people (myself included) eventually look out for themselves and keep their own best interest at the top of the list.  Therefore, most of us use our time, energy, talents, and blessings to help ourselves have better lives without much regard to how we could help others also have a better life.  In a perfect world we would all work together for the benefit of all.  We do not live in a perfect world.  webbwisdom.com



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