When we are born into this world in any modernized country, we are also born into a system. We are issued a social security number, our feet and hand prints are recorded, and we become a part of the grand system of modern society. We have no control of choosing to be part of it or not. We simply grow up in a place were we exchange metal and printed paper for goods and services, and our base animal needs are practically a thing of the past. We no longer need to spend all day hunting or gathering just so we can have food to fill our stomachs. Instead we job hunt. Once we find a job we must periodically visit it to attain our bi weekly ration of currency which we use to exchange for our tools for survival, ie. food, clothing, shelter, and so on. This has allowed us to spend our other time doing things like exploring or creating or playing video games. This is one advantage of being in the system.
As humans I believe we are always trying to create the best world for ourselves. As we continue on this journey we have come to learn that the natural world around us already has set the example of what we need. For instance money in an economy shares many similarities to energy in our universe. When something needs to get done it takes money from one or many sources to achieve the goal. The same is true in the natural world. Energy is gathered and pooled to make things happen. We have learn from plants that the sun has tons of energy we can harness, and are creating more sustainable ways to continue growing.
Fractal geometry has taught us how we can replicate nature in computer generated simulations and that there is a pattern to life. We have shoes that replicate a human foot because the foot is already the perfect design. It seems the further we advance the more we replicate what nature has had all along. This is where I hope our future leads. However we know humans to be innately flawed, and so our created world will never be as perfect as the natural world. As long as humans are in charge of the system we live in there are bound to be problems. This does not mean we can’t try. So long as we fight to keep out corruption and strive to attain a unified goal, the human experiment way one day attain perfection.
My hero or in this case heroS, are most definitely my older brothers. Being the youngest of four boys, I’ve had the blessing of learning from all my brothers mistakes. I’ve learned, how to somewhat handle my money better, what steps to take in college, and how moderate my partying to be both awesome and safe. Not to say that my brothers have failed in these things, but there have definitely been some bad things I’ve avoided thanks to them. They are six and eight years older than me. The middle two are twins.
Since I’m a bit younger than them, I got alot of opportunities they didn’t when I was young, which I feel makes me a better person today. For instance, I got to stay up a bit later than them. My oldest brother used to watch Star Trek (The Next Generation of course) which came on at 9:00pm, my bed time. However I usually could stay up and hang out to watch most episodes, since my bro would fight for me. Also sometimes I would go to bed and wait for my parents to fall asleep before heading back to the game room with the brothers. When I was 14 I went to my first college party, and drank my first drink, which I think was a wine cooler HAHA. I suppose I got away with a lot from my parents. You may think this made me spoiled, but I assure you the twin brothers saw fit to keep me humble. If you’ve seen the movie 300, you may remember how they take the kids and train them at a young age in Sparta. That was my house. It didn’t matter what I was doing, or if I wanted to or not, my brothers would take me and “train me” wrestling moves all the time. If it wasn’t that, it was working out, or they’d just fuck with me to satisfy their older brother syndrome. Even though I resented them at times for it when I was younger, it forged me into a State Champion wrestler, and kept me in shape throughout my childhood.
My oldest brother and the twins have quite different interests. This I feel helped make me a well rounded person. Me and my oldest brother were all about the video games and anime when I was little. We spent so much time watching Dragon Ball Z it was disgusting, but also some of best times in my youth. We always nerd out together on new games and such. The twins were both very athletic and artistic. They showed me how to draw a typical buff guy when I was little which started me on the path for the rest of my life. With out them, who knows if I would have ever started drawing. Other than this, all my brothers gave me tons of advice on girls and friends, as well as how to dress, and basically be a badass like them. We all love to make funny short films which gives us all a very similar sense of humor. I’m so blessed to have such awesome older brothers, that helped raise me to be who I am today. Our relationship is like none other that I have, and they’ll always be my heroes.