ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Transcript: Why human being is stupid

Updated on November 17, 2014

Why human being are stupidly

The human history in this planet had gone though over millions of years; we had gone though many changes, many struggle, and many natural and manmade disaster, and here we are. We survive, not only survive, but also explored; we explored the knowledge of nature and the knowledge of ourselves, and we are not only understood them, we manipulate them; we used them as a tool, for our interest. We defeated the breast from their teeth and claws, burned down their forests, made them our cities, enslave the other owners of this planet, made them pets because we like them, made them foods because they are delicious, and terminate them when they are no longer useful for us. Our domination opened up chapter of the earth history, a bloody, violence, cruel, uncomfortable, but absolutely legendary and remarkable chapter.

However, our proud history had been maintained for too long. The knowledge and power we have made us arrogant, we remember the success we have today, but we forget all of the struggle and failure we had gone though. We remember a war hero, a scientist who had made huge influence in this world, but we don’t remember most of the human or not yet human, who had scarified their lives to the evolution path, to protect human species, and to pass on the knowledge and survival skill that we are still using today.

We have dominated most of part of the land in this planet, but we don’t realise that, this is just a surface, and we certainly don’t recognise our planet is just a little dust comparing to the universe, even we acknowledge it. Our arrogant make us ignorant; we know how to use many tools, and we are using them in our daily life, but for many of us, we don’t bother to pay attention, to observe the brilliant idea, to understand and study the precious wisdom behind a small little sample thing.

‘’I know that I know nothing’’, a Greek philosopher Socrates had once said. We might have a lot of knowledge, but comparing the whole universe, we almost know nothing. We are like a small fish living in the shark, swimming and trying to dig out the secrets of being strong and powerful, we might explore little bit secrets, but as a fish, we are far away from understand what sharks capable of. We, as a human, successfully built up an empire for our own, we no longer recognise that we are still a little fish that we used to be, we try to play god among the nature, and the other owners of this planet, and when we get too used to playing god, we started to believe we are actually god, until a disaster teaches us a lesson, but the result of the lesson we learned doesn’t stay long, people will start to play god soon, so that’s what make us a fool.

Another reason why human being is stupid is we always assume we know the truth, but we never know if we living in Plato’s cave. The ideology of Plato’s cave is from a Greek philosopher Plato; a student of Socrates, he believes people do not recognize the truth like a prisoner in a cave, and one prison escape, return and tell what really outside, other prisoners refuse to recognise it.

According to Plato, the world outside the cave represents the world of forms while the shadows on the wall represent objects in the physical world. The escape of the prisoner represents philosophical enlightenment and the realization that forms are the true reality. Most people are like the prisoners in the cave. They think the shadows are reality. Philosophers are like the man who escapes the cave and sees the real world. They have the true knowledge.

But I doubt that, had the human race ever leave the cave, or we just moving from one cave to another, we don’t know, and we think we are that smart. And that is another reason why we are that stupid.

Even though, humanity might never get out of my ideology of stupidity, but being stupid can be a good motivation to enhance ourselves, to leave the glory we owned behind and started to recognise the hard work, mistake and injustice in the past, and started to find out a better path for our future.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • peachpurple profile image


      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      humans are just being careless and lazy, stupidity is just another act of negligence


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)