For the last week or so, I’ve had the good fortune to be out in the jungles and savannah brush of southern Africa. If you look up “the middle of nowhere” in Google maps, you’ll probably find where I’ve been. In fact, when I took a small plane from Botswana’s Okavango Delta yesterday, we flew for 124 minutes before I saw so much as a paved road.
Here in the birthplace of life itself, you can learn a great deal about humankind by watching animals in the wild. Nature is full of lessons about from whence we came, and to where we are going.
This trip has provided unbelievable opportunity for me to reinforce many of these lessons, and I’d like to share a few with you.
First, and most importantly, is the indomitable rise of humankind. It goes without saying that we are the most advanced, adaptable species on the planet. Humans stood up millions of years ago to defy harsh elements and even harsher predators.
Our prehistoric ancestors learned to talk. To write. To heal. To cultivate. To build vast civilizations. Devoid of any natural defense mechanisms, offensive capabilities, or significant size, strength or speed, human beings conquered the world against all odds on sheer ingenuity.
Fast forward to modern day. We’ve managed to get ourselves into dangerous straits. The fortunes of nearly every man, woman, and child on the planet are inextricably tied to a bogus financial system that is crumbling before our very eyes.
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