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I’ve always been puzzled by how many abandoned and buried cities there are. What happened to entire civilizations?
Now we are watching human population collapse in a number of countries.
Makes me wonder if all human civilizations fail for the same reasons. What would those reasons be?
My guess is that pockets of humans develop belief systems that drive success, but success creates space for diverse opinions, and then the winning mindset is destroyed.
That’s what is happening in America. Traditional American values — with all its flaws — created a strong country. Now we have the luxury of entertaining less productive mindsets that are destroying the foundation.
Maybe that happens to every civilization.
Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays
Tweeted on March 29, 2023
Interesting hypothesis. I don’t see any obvious flaws. In our particular case, the ever increasing debt spent on unproductive things is a strong datapoint in support of this hypothesis.