The subjugation and dehumanization of humanity will occur because we are loathe to turn off our smart phones, question brute force AI, demand transparency into corporate and government partnerships, and forget to smile and listen to one another.
My friends, we may have reached an inflection point in human civilization due to trust in institutions and mistrust of humanity. In some ways, the signs of the times argue that humanity peaked around 2014 and is now in decline.
Philanthropy was classically defined as love for humanity, not alms for the poor.
“love of what it is to be human” is the essential nature and purpose of humanity, culture and civilization — was intrinsically philosophical, containing both metaphysics and ethics. The Greeks adopted the “love of humanity” as an educational ideal, whose goal was excellence (arete)—the fullest self-development, of body, mind, and spirit, which is the essence of liberal education.