Then, again, at some point someone got someone else to work for them. Perhaps as the strongest or fastest or most cunning hunter, some one person ended up ahead of the rest. And that was okay. For a while. As the best hunters became known, perhaps the others became better at other important tasks like butchering the kill or making weapons. And that was okay. For a while.
But eventually, over years and through the evolution of civilizations, many people forgot how to do many things. They 'specialized'. And that seemed like it was okay. But was it?
For many generations it was still a simple matter for people to wake up and reclaim their independence. But it faded more with each generation. When communication became more simple and widespread, the 'de-evolution' accelerated. We started preaching the gospel of specialization all across the land. And it was good. Or so it seemed.
But it was a trade off. Independence for ease. We even abandoned cooperative associations after a while. We trained our children to be good workers, not to be self sufficient or independent. We allowed our survival instinct and our survival muscle to atrophy. And it was not good at all.
But by then we had given so much power to so few, they found it easy to invent amusements with which to placate us. They entertained us, and we let them. And now we are trapped. We've become completely dependent on employers for our survival.
We can't seem to think for ourselves. We struggle daily to fit ourselves into a life dictated by the greedy wants of our masters. We seem to have lost the will to be the masters of our own destinies.
So when our employers decide they want more profits at year end, or when their poor management results in a loss, they simply tally up the number of heads that will generate their new yacht, and start firing us. And we let them.
Why? Do you ever wonder why we let them? Why are we so scared to make our own way? Why do we bring up our kids to settle for being a cash cow for someone else? Why? Why? Why?