‘Humans are not supposed to go to the places you go’, the doctor said. ‘If we were supposed to be underwater we’d have gills’. And obviously we’re not meant to climb high mountains either. It’s not good for the body. I went to see a doctor specialised in lungs, as I’ve pushed my lungs quite hard at both depth and altitude (and I want to get back at both). After a quite nice visit including good news of my lungs, I left the hospital wondering what we are really supposed to do.
It seems we’re not supposed to live like most of us do, judging by the state of human health or the world. So how is a good human supposed to live? Not in front of a computer/mobile? According to the doctor you can live as you want, just as long as you’re willing to pay the price. From an adventurer and evolutional point of view, we’re definitely supposed to be explorers, to push limits and see what we can do and be in this world. Of course we’re also supposed to survive as long as we can. The survival instinct is as big or bigger than the instinct to explore. Considering the state of the environment – What if we’re supposed to leave the world a better place than we found it? in a Greta Thunberg style? So far it’s not going well. All of us would have to live life in a very different way. I guess this question is very close to ‘purpose of life’- kind of question.
Perhaps there’s a even better question; Who or what decides what we are really supposed to do? And who or what can judge the truth of the answer?