Designed To Destroy

According to Schumpeter, the “gale of creative destruction” describes the “process of industrial mutation that continuously revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one”.

This includes the destruction of local cultures and heritage, local indigenous knowledge, and the promotion of the idea of progress, modernism and consumerism… where traditions are demolished and replaced with modernism that has little or no local contexts.

And everything becomes homogeneous, including our needs, cities, highways, shopping malls and lifestyles. That is why modern cities are so boring, with sameness seen all over the world.

Everything is flattened and starts anew, including the forests and environment. Everything becomes possible and man becomes the central being, the so-called “master” of the universe. Nothing is sacred.

And all the limits can be broken. Or can it? There are so many things that are beyond our intelligence or foresight. We must begin to live with wisdom and see ourselves as a small part of nature.