Sunday, March 1, 2009

Genius of the human mind




Nature is beautiful everywhere on this Planet. Each of the following categories has its specific beauty: deserts, fiords, glaciars, mountains, forests, lakes, valleys, etc...The great diversity of people inhabiting the planet has also a beauty of its own.

But when I travel I look for the genius of the human mind which displays itself in innumerable ways: channels and bridges that connect seas and lands shortening distances and making transport easier (Corinth Canal in Greece): vast open-air theaters that bring culture to the masses (Epidaurus amphitheater- Greece), fine architecture of public buildings and homes, impressive monuments to glorify heroes of the past (monument of the Discoveries in Lisbon), parks and gardens of rare ingenuity (the Generalife Gardens in Granada) etc...

Europe, considered the craddle of human culture and civilization, has it all over in: Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, France, you name it - and from Europe it got to other parts of the globus through european immigration and/or colonialism.

It seems the genius mind can do a lot about Nature ,Science, Music, Art, but little about People. There's still much ignorance, poverty, disease, chaos among people in many parts of the world and, unfortunately, it doesn't look as if this situation is going to change in the future.

5 comments:

Jo said...

You have a beautiful blog. And yes, I agree, everywhere we look we see indications of human genius, and also indications of human destruction.

Only a human being could create such beautiful music as is playing here on your blog. But the same human beings are capable of creating a powerful bomb.

The human being is a very strange creature.

TheChicGeek said...

Hello Duta. You have a beautiful blog. My sentiments are in line with Jo. Human beings are very strange and wonderful creatures.
My best friend lived in American with her Israeli husband and three children, made their fortune there and moved back to Zefat, Israel. They absolutely love it there. They have built several bed-and-breakfast inns there and live in the mountains. Are you near where they live?
It sounds so beautiful there.
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

DUTA said...

Thanks Jo for visiting my blog. You're right , human mind can be both constructive and destructive.

DUTA said...

Thank you TheChicGeek for visiting my blog. Zefat is indeed a lovely place with a rich background in history, religion, art. It's in the north part of the country (I'm not near, as I live in the central part). In summer,the city is a popular resort due to its fine air and charming landscape.

Asif said...

Aaah the way you expressed your inner feelings about the philosophy made me think again and again whether can two people think the same way about the same things at a given instance?
The last para deserved to be written in CAPITALS and you are so true.
Yes I do agree that many people(read as animals)indulge in the killings of fellow humans just for the sake of mindless religious feelings.But Is there a religion bigger than Humanity? I dont understand why people cant understand such a simple thing and why people are still making the life of others a misery on the name of religion.Yes its the sad thing happening through out the world.People need some difference in the religion to show their supremacy and if they cant find a different religion then they creat differences in their own religion and then start fighting with each other. Can there be an end to such mindless fights???
There's still much ignorance, poverty, disease, chaos among people in many parts of the world and, unfortunately, it doesn't look as if this situation is going to change in the future.