Thursday, September 8, 2011
The 3 Stages of Man
Every now and then I read a book that is so profound, so full of truth, and so full of looking at something in a fresh way, that I wish I could put this book in everyone's hands to read. I guess that's a reason why we have so many blogs. The book I'm talking about is The Pleasure Trap, and what follows is directly taken from the book.
Man has gone through 3 stages of life. The first stage was pre 8500BC when what killed man were other predators and starvation. Two huge inventions propelled man into the second stage: language and agriculture. From hunter/gatherer we learned to grow seeds and civilization was born. Via domesticating animals, it no longer was large predators that man must defend against, but micro predators such as measles and small pox.
Now we're in the thrid stage and what is killing us is not anything from stage one or two, but what are known as the diseases of kings. We are dying from our own affluence. The foods that nature tells us that we want and desire, is causing us to suffer from diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
If you want to read a book that is eye opening and full of wisdom, take a look at The Pleasure Trap.