The survival of the fittest by natural selection is obviously a wonderful and necessary process in order to ensure a self-fulling prophecy in favor of progress with the fittest moving forward while culling the least fit.
With humans, however, this “survival of the richest” or social Darwinism need not apply.
But first, we must define what is meant by “fittest.”
In biological terms, it means to be equipped with the best biological means to ensure the survival of the individual and, thus, to pass the best biological means onto the next generation while developing even further fitness in the process.
This definition, however, has nothing to do with “fitness” of the individual in terms of moral or ethical values. Therefore, in a society with no rule of law, the fittest will be those equipped with the best criminal minds.
However, if you live, or would like to live in a civilized world under the rule of law, those with criminal minds would not be the fittest and would not be able to pass their genes onto their offspring because they would be behind bars.
Hence, the importance of a sound judicial system and the rule of law as the backbone of any sustainable economy.
For a sound judicial system and rule of law to be developed and implemented an educated society must be developed.
Education is, therefore, the main engine behind progress.
Here’s to the Health of Your Education & The Rule Of Law!
JC Wandemberg Ph.D.
President & Founder
About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations around the world to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.
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