When the world is, completely, unsettled, you got, NO other options, but become, more superstitious! From the Neurology Professor’s interaction with her neighbors from the U.S., on evolution, and what drives human, behaviors, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…
A neighbor from when I lived in the States suddenly called me up, asked me to go to the temples to ask for blessings for her own son, said that her son is serving in Afghanistan, that she’s on edge all day long, and the news of Biden’s ordering the withdraw of the armed services came, there was a suicide bombing. She worried that her son may be the last man who died in Afghanistan, in her anxiousness, she’d recalled of the stories of the lunar calendar July’s passing of the spirits, how the spirits are looking for someone to replace them, and begged me, no matter what, to help her, because, begging for blessings, you get it, she wanted her son to return home safely.
As I got off the phones with her, I’d felt, a mixture of emotions, an American mother who’d gone to the U.S. with her own families to immigrate, for the sake of her own child now, found my number, and asked this of me. Ahhh! All parents are, alike.
I don’t understand why humans go to war? The wars bring destruction to civilizations, causing the people to suffer, during the war in Syria, that little boy who’d died on the beach shocked the whole world, too unforgettable. I’m sure that all of the people, as we thought about, how we may lose someone we love in war, we wouldn’t, go and start a war. Then, why are there, so many wars currently going on right now?
The professor of Rockefeller University, Donald Pfaff’s sought out the reason of why we’re a warring species from the evolutional neurological, angle, “The Neuroscience of Fair Play” pointed out, that there are the two opposing forces of good and evil at play in our mind, balancing out our behaviors. There’s this, “golden rule” that we all have, a moral restraint of sorts. For all man, there’s that sense of fear, the drive to attack. As there’s enough resources to live, it’s easier for the good side of man to come out, and once the times got bad, in times of famine, the evil side takes us over.
This is an inborn rule, logged into our genetics, he’d given an example of New York subway: an African American while waiting for the trains, saw a white man fall onto the tracks, and immediately leapt down to save him, back then the train is already speeding into station, he couldn’t climb back onto the platform, and can only cover the man over him, that the train sped past them three inches over. As the press reporter asked him how he could’ve been so brave, to save a complete stranger, he’d told, that he’d not had the time to think, because if he’d thought about the consequences of his own actions, he wouldn’t have leapt onto the tracks then.
This behavior of altruism showed that human nature is kind, that helping to right the wrongs, is wired into our genes. There was the instance of a fisher, Lin here in Yeliou who saw a student fell into the oceans and drowning, who’d leapt into the oceans to save him, and ended up drowning to death.
These two forces of good and evil, are both, evolved to help us survive, the animals fight to stay alive, for the mating rights, but on the other side of it, being kind to others, we can, increase our chances of survival, to help each other out. Mostly, the powers of kindness is greater, animals show sympathy too; if a monkey reaches for the raising will cause the monkey in its neighboring cage to get electric shocks, then the monkey would not reach for the raisins, even if it hadn’t eaten anything for twenty-four hours and is hungry. But in the years of famine, humans would, risk it all. Three hungry chimps, as they saw a chimp out on its own, would circle the solitary, and the third chimp would attack, killing it, and, the three chimp would share the dead, especially when there’s a female who’s pregnant, and in desperate need of proteins.
So, how to balance out the good and the evil in people, it’s what we need to work on, to maintain the peace in the world. Casting aside the hormonal effects in our brains, the differences of humans and animals is in education, education can help us surpass the primitive instincts, to elevate the selfishness, and aggression, to diminish the evils of greed. If the government of Afghanistan can not be so corrupt, to spend the money on building up the hospitals, the schools, to help the people live better, then, the Taliban couldn’t break through it so easily, taking over the country, making the American armed forces, escape in a hurry.
So, this is on how evolution drives us to survive, and we’re all, animals, fighting for our survival here, and when there’s enough resources we will show more cares and concerns for others not related to us, but when the resources are reduced, when we can’t even, keep our own stomachs full, we still, need to, feed ourselves, before we have the minds, to care about someone else, that, is what this tells us, but there are, the exceptions too! That, is what makes us, humans, a complex, species.