The tearing teeth and the fast fleeing legs serve only one purpose: To provide temporal duration for the own existence and that of the descendants. So it is with the animals and so it was also once with the people. With the difference that the human being had no strong teeth or nimble legs as a tool for survival, but his – sharp – mind.
When man was free from possessions, his only concern was that his body and the bodies of his clan remained intact. This was usually done quickly. The shelter was a canopy of leaves, hunting was just around the corner, and the place was chosen to have minimal dangers. If predators came, then one had to flee – and / or die. Nothing that had to be considered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The mind was active when necessary and that was far from most of the time. The divine power of nature ensured that the water flowed and the food thrived in animal and vegetable form. Peace prevailed for the most part.
But then man discovered the „more“ and began to manifest himself in things. He expanded his person. To land ownership. To a solid house. To the harvest. Later to a village. Then to a state. And to attitudes and ideologies.
If he could leave in former times the care for the prospering of the food to the nature and let himself be bestowed by it, suddenly the task of the prospering lay with himself. If he was earlier in places with the climatic conditions suitable for him and moved with the seasons, he, who had left the paradise, had to provide now with fire and solid house himself for life-sustaining circumstances.
The man who would be deprived of all this, the land, the harvest, the house, would also be deprived of life. Thus man became the mortal and fearful creator of his environment. If in former times it was only his own body, about which he had to worry a few hours a day and in dangerous exceptional situations, now he must worry 24 hours a day and seven days a week about his own creation, on which he has made himself dependent. The land, the harvest and the house have become a part of him. A part, however, that has no spark of life of its own and that he must always and forever – artificially – keep alive. He has created himself anew – and now fights every minute for his survival, because he must fight for the survival of so many things created by him for it, which he does not overlook any more at all.
Because he has expanded so materially and spatially, he sees himself threatened from everywhere. Even the power of nature, the bestower from earlier times, has now become a deadly opponent for him, which in his eyes wants to destroy his vital, fragile and sensitive creations. Since he is no longer able to return to the bosom of God, which he left so negligently, he believes that God does not exist. Thus, he thinks that there is only himself as a fearful and mortal creator of his world – and the survival instinct with its tool, the mind, as the only means known to man, on which he falls back again and again in the last instance, is completely out of control.