Today when we are at the brink of utter despair, in philosophy we retrospect the nuances of our very existence. The how, the why and the who to blame is our easiest recourse when in reality we are stuck in this whirlwind which makes our past as permeable as our present.
This immortality of a pandemic that resurrects on our face could be just a coincidence?
These posters published by Japan’s Central Sanitary Bureau (JCSB) as a manual in 1918 instructs people in ways to recognize and prevent Spanish Flu (Supein kaze), the disease that had ravaged humanity.
These exact twinning of times simply bring to the forefront that we are missing a chain in the link of our evolution. That despite such advances of the human civilization in the past 100 years we come to face our past with exact incidences that we wanted to leave behind for good.
The will to negotiate the porous boundaries between past and present, mortality and immortality, death and life surfaces as a primary juxtaposition of human endeavors.
“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.” ~ Barry H. Gillespie
Is the human civilization really about evolution Or do we just while away what our predecessors benchmarked, or more so criticize that we were laid down with such ease and valor?