I've noticed over the last few years that the human race is one of the most physically defenseless species on the planet, incapable of surviving whatsoever without tools. These days, people across the world are whining about the troubled economy and how little money they have to make a living, while at the same time the seals at SeaWorld are still just as happy playing with their little toys as ever. All of these animals which we've always looked down on patronizingly are ironically the only ones who are still capable of living happy and carefree existences nowadays.
All of man's great inventions have made us weak. Those dental commercials that talk about how necessary it is to brush your teeth every day of your life or lose all of your teeth never seem to address how relatively recent toothpaste was invented. Julius Caesar never even had a clue that toothpaste would ever be invented, but we don't look in the history books and read about him having atrocious gingivitis, do we? It seems that the more mankind invents to make life easier in these areas like hygene, the more dependent we become. Our bodies have adapted and become less tolerant of so many medical dangers because we never let our bodies' natural defenses do their own jobs and work the way that nature intended them to.
As man needed ways to get natural resources without conflict, he invented money as a compromise. Now we are not even allowed to claim any natural resources unless we have money. It has gone from a clever way to make aquiring goods easier to a neccesary method of acquiring them. Have we become slaves to our own intelect?