Posted by Jason | Posted in History, Miscellaneous | Posted on 18-04-2010
While technology has improved throughout human history, man’s arrogance has not. The downfall of civilizations through the ages will be the downfall of ours. Our knowledge might have improved, but our stubbornness to believe we can achieve a different result from the same actions will be our downfall.
Empires always self destruct.
State power always expands until men become slaves.
Free people forget what it took to regain their freedom as they continually give it up.
Prosperous societies always become complacent and forget what made them prosperous.
The list could go on and on. Add your examples to the comments.