Why Human Civilization Makes No Sense
Society as seen from the perspective of an alien who doesn’t understand our obsession with paper.
Let me see if I’ve got this straight.
If I want to become a part of human society and follow the prescribed path most people follow, first I need to fill out this piece of paper:
Then I wait to see if I’ll get one of these pieces of paper in return:
Then having one of those gives me the privilege of spending the next four years filling out all of these papers:
And if I do a good enough job with those papers, I’ll periodically earn these papers:
And once I get enough of those I can use them to get one of these pieces of paper (which for some reason I frame and hang on my wall):
Then after that I have to make up this piece of paper that summarizes everything I’ve done with all this other paper for the last four years:
And only after I have this piece of paper will I be able to start collecting these other pieces of paper:
Which I then have to trade each week in order to get a bunch of these little pieces of paper:
Which I can finally trade for the goods and services I need.
And if I don’t go through all of this, I’m not allowed to have food, shelter, or clothing?
Human civilization makes no sense.