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Aimless Blooming

“For a few days the poppies were blazing wildly.
At the end of the second day, they suddenly crumbled and went out”

Approximately at 25 matures the frontal cortex of the human brain. Neurobiologists suggest that this part of the brain completes the process of brain formation. At this point humans reach their best functions that include processing of abstract concepts, setting goals, looking for behavioral options, suppressing automatic reactions. Upgraded way of processing information becomes a door to the questions of human duality.

Science thought it had gotten rid of the idea of the soul forever by making the inner world the subject of scientific analysis. But in fact we have never been able to explain the nature of the internal forces of evolution that led to the development of an animal capable of self-awareness. After all, man is dependent on the limitations of his body but in spite of that man wants to achieve something more than mere animal continuity. The distinctive problem of man since time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to move it into the plane of the immortal, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all other organisms. Each of us has our own heroic way of avoiding death. Man spends years becoming himself, developing his talent, his unique gifts, perfecting his ability to understand the world, expanding and sharpening his appetite, learning to endure the disappointments of life, becoming mature, hardened finally a unique being in nature, rising with dignity and nobility above his original animal state, no longer persecuted, no longer blindly obeyed to reflexes.

Without this basic function of the human psyche we would not be able to survive, create a culture. Even if the ordinary man lives in some oblivion in relation to his sense of anxiety, it is only because he needs to suppress the problem of life and death for himself. Maybe such a reaction of the psyche is just a hallucination under the influence of which one lives. If we assume that, then there’s only a biological process left and our life becomes a matter of limited time. At this point all we have is the experience of existence, a series of events we observe, reality that will pass as well as we do.