Re: The Value of Humanity.
It really depends upon the perspective.
Originally Posted by ThomasJeffersonwasasadist
From the perspective of: "I think people should be nice and do better things for each other" - there is a lot of truth to the statement: "become the change you want to see."
However, from my perspective, I see at least 30% of those assumed to be human who do not understand the difference between a trash can and the floor. 60% think balancing a check book (or income versus expenses) is a complicated task requiring professional assistance. Roughly that same percentage treat computers and other electronic devices like magic boxes and do not understand that there is a cause-effect relationship between them and the device.
So, as far as I'm concerned, people are entertaining primates that I'm inspired to distinguish my genetic lineage from (my children and their children and so-forth should become a separate species whose mentally disabled rival your all's geniuses).
And it's not without attempts on my part to better the world... and I will continue to attempt to better the world. But the reality is that a considerable number of people on the planet today are just flat-out dysfunctional and there's not a damned thing we can do about it but become genocidal criminals or hope they manage to purge themselves from the gene pool.