Did “Ancient History” start 5,000 or 2.3 million years ago?
The history we teach our children (and which we were taught) is a lie. Our real history dates back over 2.3 million years ago, when Lucy (Australopithecus) and others like her walked on Earth on 2 feet (with erect skeletons just like ours). Whether you want to admit it or not, it is that 2.3 million years of living and evolving that has led to modern humans (us) today.
Conversely, the last 5000-or-so years (back to what we call ‘ancient history’), is NOT a chronicle of our history at all. It is a snapshot of a brief moment in our recent evolution (actually de-evolution) where we surrendered our passion and freedom to other humans, and have progressively trapped ourselves in lives of self-imposed bondage. And the sad thing is that we actually believe that we have ALWAYS lived this way – and that is what we are teaching our kids!
I don’t know about you, but I get excited thinking about restoring us (all of us) to lives of passion, purpose, lives where we are safe and secure, happy and prosperous in our groups (communities, villages, tribes). More to follow …