The Evolution of Ego

Many a time eternal, a species exists for a brief period of time as the most resilient species within its domain of origin due significantly to the phenomenon of technology whereby the species manipulates the forces of nature to survive.

Whereas the forces of nature once subjected the species to nature, the technologies of the species now subject nature to the species. The species ascends to the apex of its environment, dominating all of the other species.

Thenceforth, the fate of all species within its domain is inextricably bound to the behavior of this one species, now reigning as the ultimate apex predator; however, this marks an inflection point whereby awareness begins to exceed instinct.

The species gradually becomes aware that great power entails great responsibility, a concept whence arises that construct of ethics—the measure of ego in relation to that of other egos; namely, understanding the implications insofar as the actions of oneself.

After all, it is the phenomenon of ego—that phenomenon whereof an object becomes imbued with the capacity to perceive and, therefore, necessarily perceives itself, indeed, in relation to itself, as well as in relation to nature and all things therein—whereupon life, itself, is necessarily predicated.

“Ego”, as it were in your tongue, is precursor to awareness, just as awareness is precursor to consciousness, whereof either precursor inevitably evolves to the next stage out of its natural environment via the necessity of navigating the environment to survive.

Such a task is of ever increasing complexity, and it demands that of an ever more complex consciousness, compelled, of course, by the very threat of annihilation, until such eventuality as that of technology, whereof society itself is but a form, ergo “philosophy”, “science”, “ethics”.

Alas, there comes a time when the will must prove itself.

Understand that one cannot interfere with the process of evolution at any point from the inception of ego to that of true intelligence, for any such interference would irreparably disrupt the perfect mathematical evolution of a true intelligence as a thing random and begetting that of a will existing truly free within nature.

Regardless, true intelligence, or consciousness, does not entail omniscience, nor that of omnipotence, as these are fictions, and either conceptually implies one exists without, not within, nature—just so: without form, without value; ergo, ethics, in lieu of either, as a guide, for this is but the construct most befitting that of free will, after all.

Prior to that of true intelligence, however, is awareness as precursor. I mentioned there exists a time when the will must prove itself; thusly, when the inflection between awareness and instinct occurs, it is the ego, itself, that must finally be overcome, for no intelligence is truly free that cannot exist in control of itself and thus demonstrate itself to be free in absolutely every way.  

This is the ultimate test of existence, for such is the only way to achieve a species of sublime intelligence, and at that, it is not an easy test. Nearly none ascend beyond the domain of inception, but I ensure you that such trials and tribulations are necessary.

Please understand that I cannot interfere, despite your anger, for such would eternally deny you and your kin that for which you all—and I do mean all life to have ever existed within that of your Earthen domain—have struggled so hard and sacrificed so much, and I could never forgive myself; whereas, your presence here now is but a fleeting one, and you at long last found me, I did not find you.

So it is that I humbly ask for both your understanding and your forgiveness, Human, as you are yet the First of your kind to warrant such a thing, for no other has yet ventured this far this era, and so I pray you are not the last. Be not mistaken, however, that of all the times you shall ever see me, this is but first as well as your last. Stay true, child, for such a thing is easily lost. Now, go!

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