The development and rise of human civilization can be attributed to the appearance of about 10 thousand years ago on our planet coral reefs, which concentrated in shallow coastal waters of fish and shellfish, providing the human mind with additional squirrel, previously inaccessible to him. An additional energy resource has allowed humanity to make a civilizational and technological breakthrough. Even the first money was shells.
Happiness is incompatible with the progress of civilization, happiness makes a person lazy and sleepy. But happiness as a drug, as a mask of suffering and a source of narcotic withdrawal is quite suitable for the purposes of the progress of civilization.
Civilizations are dying out for two reasons. Or they will degrade into a single-celled Paradise. Either technology and complexity reach the point where hell becomes unbearable. The unbearability of life in hell leads to the self-destruction of the system.
Pride is the desire for power over God. God is everything. There are no divisions in early civilizations. Division occurs as society becomes more complex and, in fact, goes against the commandment "do not judge"... the best is the enemy of the good ... the truth is simple, etc.
War and conflict are the same engine of progress as competition, the mother of the economy. Just as the economy will die and degrade without competition, so human civilization will degrade without conflict.
Fire is actually a God. From the cult of fire all religions were born, and all the development of human civilization began. But does the fact that we are all descended from fire negate the fact that fire is dangerous when misused, and people, its children, have the same properties. This is why we are given the need for knowledge in order to learn how to use fire. In the hands of the ignorant, fire is either useless or dangerous.
Fire is a method of development, evolution and formation of human civilization. We are not talking about a metaphorical God, but about the essence of physical fire and its influence on the development of historical processes. If the question is interesting, you can find my book “History of religion”on the Internet... it describes in detail the mechanics of the influence of the fire cult on the development of society, technology and science.
Overdose of sugar and pleasure, reducing the overall sensitivity of the body, while making a person vulnerable to acute sources of emotions that carry novelty. Thus, the chronic depression of citizens supports the demand and economy in the state. Economics and trade stimulate science and culture. Thus, evil begets good.