Human Wants Do Not Equate Human Needs

Be careful with the presumption human wants equate to human needs. As if to assume a democracy serves human needs. Proceed with extreme caution.

I come from the Netherlands, where there are more bicycles than cars. An economist would make you think bikes are bad, really bad. And here is why:

"A cyclist is a disaster for the country's economy: he doesn't buy cars and doesn't borrow money to buy. He doesn't pay insurance policies. He doesn't buy fuel, doesn't pay to have the vehicle serviced, and no repairs are needed.

He doesn't use paid parking. He doesn't cause any significant accidents. He does not need multi-lane highways. He is not getting obese. Healthy people are not necessary or valuable to the economy. They are not buying the medicine. They don't go to hospitals or doctors. They add nothing to the country's GDP.

On the contrary, each new McDonald's store creates at least 30 jobs, ten cardiologists, ten dentists, ten dietitians, and nutritionists-obviously as well as the people who work in the store itself."

I loosely quoted from Emeric Sillo.

Developing systems and rules around human wants is a net negative to human evolution. Be careful with your belief in democracy that does precisely that, perpetuating human wants over human needs. Nature’s first-principles define human needs and do not require human consent.

Improving human performance and longevity is predicated on adherence to human needs as defined by nature, not the wants defined by humanity. To improve society, we must make humanity adhere to nature’s gameplay, not by consent, but by adherence to nature’s principles.

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The sign of a vibrant, innovative nation is its willingness to pursue the ever-unfolding discovery of nature's truth and reinvent itself continually against those proven new normalizations upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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