I fancy little things. Like the ant. I am usually awed at the high level of coordination and organization they display. They are able to accomplish amazing feats notwithstanding their individualistic size limitations. It’s not just the ant, it’s the world around us. Everything we see is built on the same principle: Small makes the whole. Whenever I take a gulp of water from a bottle, I laugh at how I am able to define its containment, but a body of water could carry a metric tonne of weight.
In modern society, there is a proclivity for independence. Societal norms now favour utter expression of self as much as is possible. Everyone can be a hero, you can do anything if you set your mind to it, and you can accomplish anything. Sounds familiar? Where does this ideology emanate from?
The 21st century was the dawn of a new age. There were major advances in science, technological developments at break-neck speeds. Hitherto impossible feats were accomplished. Myths were broken. People who previously had no natural aptitude for certain traditional roles found expression in other forms of creativity. Teenage millionaires were being made, billionaires dealing in virtual wares were sprouting like a new cornfield. It was exhilarating to say the least. Anything was possible. But there were inherent dangers.