Monday, June 22, 2015

Ten Syndromes that Haunt Humankind

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
Paradox of progress and poverty illustrated in this Internet photo taken at a dumpsite in Karachi, Pakistan, tolls a universal warning of death of humankind. 

1. Syndrome of Facelessness - Wearing the mask of anonymity, arrogance, indifference, coldness – in partnership, too.

2. Narcissism or the Syndrome of Images – Reality turned into Fantasy

3. Frankenstein Syndrome – Man is the victim of his own invention. “Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.” (Helen Keller)

4. Utopian Syndrome – in Search of the Lost Atlantis

5. Tower of Babel Syndrome – short cut to Heaven. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.” (Helen Keller)

6. Syndrome of Re-Creation in pursuit of Perfection (E.g. Genetic Engineering defies natural law of life and evolution.)

7. Quicksand Syndrome Defeats Mankind Itself. This can be visualized from the painting of Spanish painter, Francisco Goya in the 18th century depicting two men clubbing each other to death as they are being swallowed by quicksand.

8. Janus Syndrome - We wear the mask of the Greek god; we are Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde – at one time or another; we ride on the goodness and evil of mankind; and on the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as well.

9. Quest for Immortality Syndrome. The concept of resurrection and eternal life is no longer confined in the spiritual realm and fantasy.“The time has been that when the brains were out the man would die, and that’s the end.” (Macbeth)

10. Syndrome of Periodicity and Fatalism. “Something was dead in each of us, and what was dead was Hope.” (Oscar Wilde) 

“Never lose the child in you - that Little Prince must never grow old.” AVR 

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