Survivalism as the Cause of Global Turmoil
Harmony - a True Measure of Intelligence
Belittling as it may sound, but some folks are simply not equipped to "get it". Aside from all excuses and explanations existing in vocabulary of compassion and altruism, they don't seem to be wired to produce the quality of thinking that would result with a harmony in their own hearts as well as a harmony in their interacting with others.
As you can tell, I am ascribing harmony to intelligence as its most important measurement, because it pertains to every aspect of effective functioning in life. Everything else is secondary to it. From cellular functioning to sending a manned rocket to the moon, nothing works without a harmonious organization. Out of my own sense of fairness I won't call those less-harmonious, or less intelligent folks any names, but since they seem to be locked at the lower level of sheer surviving, let's call them "survivalists".
All in Service of Survival
I see this survivalism as the main feature in the model of functioning of those of lesser intelligence, as their sense of logic is all hijacked by an almost animalistic urge of securing as much as possible of the means of survival, while not necessarily being concerned about others' similar needs.
In their garden variety of assorted egocentrics you may identify them in a range from a greedy careerist all the way down to a "professional victim"---all in the same business of surviving, with others in their life, one way or another, catering or not to their needs.
Somewhere within that scale you'll also find all those folks who just work to survive, without any inner drive to better themselves, as well as whole nations frozen at a low level of a naked existence.
Suvivalism Doesn't Spell Happiness
As for the quality of life, survivalists are almost as a rule quite dumb, wallowing in excessive emotionalism dictated by those low, animalistic energy frequencies ruling in their model of functioning.
That's why you can hardly see a happy rich person, a movie celebrity, or a social climber, their relationships being a disaster of a constant drama. Just in a different appearance, you'll also see that emotionalism in those families of lower income whose only goal in life seems to be to get by, without anything inspiring them to improve themselves and their condition.
Every conflict, big or small regularly starts with survivalists who are extremely sensitive about who is in the way of their best interests. Every war, every revolution, demonstration, violent crime, looting, union activity---is initiated by survivalists. They are the shit-disturbers of this world, not carriers of any harmonious changes.
Intelligence - on the Outskirts of Survivalist Arena
Interestingly enough, those "deep" folks hardly ever get to the top of events, as their advanced nature seems to lack that "brain-muscle" of survivalists to push themselves to the front rows of important events. They lack social aggressiveness and that sense of entitlement so typical for survivalists.
You will mostly see them a sort of secluded in the community of those alike, enjoying their own world of spiritual or studious evolvement. It's a true tragedy of the mankind that those most advanced don't get to rule, to set standards of normalcy, to make a strong impact on the public awareness.
They are quietly blooming in the shadows of religion, politics, and media who are calling the shots in all matters of national mentality.
Nothing Inferior under the Sun
I believe that the world is operating on the principle of variety, with stupidity evolving shoulder to shoulder with smartness. Looking at the fractals and analogies recognizable in all macro and micro world, nature obviously likes repeating its patterns.
So, like there are some over 100 chemical elements composing our material world, there are many different mentalities, with many levels and aspects of intelligence. All seem to be necessary and included in the grand scheme of consciousness evolution, just like all chemical elements are fashioning the material reality on earth and in cosmos.
That's why those less intelligent folks also have a purpose, they are not to be underrated as inferior, just recognized for what they can or cannot contribute by their level of intelligence.
A Big Number of Them
Have you ever tried to point at something pretty obvious to someone, and all you got as response was that mocking smile that gave you a little shock of disbelief over the person's limited intelligence?
Just watch the daily news to get all evidence of how much of this world is not really "playing with a full deck", using their heads for little more than for wearing a baseball cap---sometimes even facing sideways as if for an extra symbolic effect.
So, what is behind such an unfair distribution of intelligence over the population of the world? Is it genetics? Something we eat that makes some of us smarter than others? A matter of social influences that we are exposed to?
It could be any one of those or a combination of them, but it could also be what I mentioned earlier---that principle of variety necessary for the dynamics and a push for conscious evolving on this planet.
Not more Intelligent - but with less Imposing Emotionality
Indeed, maybe we need stupidity, and mediocre reasoning, and negativities of coexistence to be pushed towards the next level of awareness. Like a poet expressed it: "And blessed be that dark force which gives us these wings..."
So what is that next level supposed to look like, if we are to stay so different with our capacity to process reality in a sensible way? In my opinion, the solution is not in trying to make those other folks more intelligent, but to remove the edge of their emotional extremism that breeds drama on the individual and global level.
That survivalist animalism I see as the culprit messing up every prospect of any version of global harmony. It is more than normal that we are all different, and that our intellects express themselves through different tastes and interests, but it's the excess of emotional charge attached to it, with energy frequencies interfering with those of higher vibration which produce harmony. Something like an idiot in the audience starting to whistle the tune at a classical piano concert.
Ending a Global Tantrum
I like seeing the essence of a phenomenon in human nature in its extreme form where it's more recognizable, so I am comparing survivalists' emotional extremism to the tantrums that kids put up when they can't get what they want.
What happens? At the end, they get tired of screaming, as if exhausting their adrenals. I believe something similar is bound to happen with all this terrorism craze, political militarism, and other forms of survivalism.
Being an incorrigible optimist, I think mankind will simply mature from within, with all individual differences staying intact, but with an increased sense for tolerance between them. I don't think that any new helpful ideas are possible, because there are enough of those, just not enough of people to follow them.
Maturity happens when one system outgrows the old one which has become tiresome and obsolete---and people are known to get "tired" of everything sooner or later. Then the issue of unevenly distributed intelligence will cease to be a major concern. No need to keep the fingers crossed---survivalists are only people and they do get tired and bored, even though not necessarily smarter in the process.
Personal Detail of Growth Enlarged
Somewhere at the beginning of my story I mentioned how nature works with fractals, often repeating its patterns. It may become more obvious as I show how the pattern of individual growth can also be seen on a large scale of the mankind.
Namely, I spent some initial decades of my own studious interest in my betterment by believing that reading a lot and so making myself smarter I would set my foot on that path. So I was reading like a man possessed, hundreds of those smart books.
Was I getting any smarter? I guess, in a sense, but that onset of wisdom only came after I intuitively realized that it was something to be removed, not something new to be added. And it was my own survivalist emotionalism.
One Shiny Morning...New Beginnings
Greatly inspired by eastern philosophies I realized the incredible value and importance of emotional equilibrium. Once that those demons of survivalism--- usually called "ego"---were quieted down with meditation, breathing techniques, qigong, and a new mindset with priorities like happiness and peace---everything else started falling naturally in its place.
Life became experiencing, not a life story insisting on shiny cover anymore. Whether it was an increased I.Q. or what, I don't know, and I don't really care much for any labeling, but my mind started working harmoniously like a Swiss watch.
So this is from where I am drawing those ideas about the mankind getting tired some day of its excessive survivalist emotionalism, with intelligence emerging on its own---higher, mediocre, or low, but the one that won't stand in the way of harmony that this tired planet of ours is seeking so badly to see.